Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
PAGE, Robert Newton (1859-1933)

PAGE, ROBERT NEWTON, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Cary, Wake County, N.C., October 26, 1859; attended the Cary High School and Bingham Military School, Mebane, N.C.; moved to Aberdeen, Moore County, N.C., in 1880 and engaged in the lumber business near Aberdeen until 1900; mayor of Aberdeen 1890-1898; treasurer of the Aberdeen & Asheboro Railroad Co. 1894-1902; moved to Biscoe, Montgomery County, N.C., in 1897; member of the State house of representatives in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; returned to Aberdeen in 1920; engaged in banking, and was president of the Page Trust Co.; died in Aberdeen, N.C., October 3, 1933; interment in Old Bethesda Cemetery.

Duke University Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1892-1930. 3,541 items and 1 volume.
Correspondence, clippings, and other papers relating to his congressional career, resignation from Congress, and his gubernatorial campaign. Card index in library.

  • Abrams, Douglas Carl. "A Progressive-Conservative Duel: The 1920 Democratic Gubernatorial Primaries in North Carolina." North Carolina Historical Review 55 (Autumn 1978): 421-43.