|Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 14th district
Jan. 2003 - April 18, 2009
|Succeeded by||Dan Blue|
December 20, 1931|
Wake Forest, North Carolina
|Died||April 18, 2009
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Residence||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||Shaw University|
Vernon Malone (December 20, 1931 – April 18, 2009) was a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's fourteenth Senate district from 2003 until his death in 2009. His district included constituents in Wake County. A retired teacher and educational administrator from Raleigh, Malone was a graduate of Shaw University and held public offices in Wake County for over three decades.
As school board chairman, he presided over the merger of Raleigh city schools and Wake County public schools in 1976. He served as a Wake County commissioner from 1980 until his election to the Senate in 2002.
In the Senate, Malone continued to work in education. He was co-chairman of the Senate's higher education committee and appropriations committee for higher education.
Outside of public office, Malone worked as a classroom teacher and as a school administrator before becoming superintendent of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh.
Malone served as vice-chair of Shaw University's board of trustees, as well as a trustee for North Carolina State University, the North Carolina Museum of Art and Wake Education Partnership. He was also a director of Capital Bank, a community bank headquartered in Raleigh.
He was an alumnus of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African-Americans, which was founded in 1906.
Malone died at his home in Raleigh on April 18, 2009.