Vernon Malone

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Vernon Malone
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 14th district
In office
Jan. 2003 - April 18, 2009
Succeeded by Dan Blue[1]
Personal details
Born (1931-12-20)December 20, 1931
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Died April 18, 2009(2009-04-18) (aged 77)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan
Residence Raleigh, North Carolina
Alma mater Shaw University
Occupation School Administrator
Religion Baptist

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.

Malone was born in Wake Forest in 1931.[2]

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.[3]


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