Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
WARD, Hallett Sydney (1870-1956)

WARD, HALLETT SYDNEY, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., August 31, 1870; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Winton, N.C.; member of the State senate in 1899 and 1901; mayor of Plymouth, N.C., in 1902 and 1903; solicitor of the first judicial district of North Carolina 1904-1910; moved to Washington, N.C., in November 1904 and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed the practice of law; served in the State senate in 1931; died in Washington, N.C., March 31, 1956; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

East Carolina University
Manuscript Collections, Special Collections, Joyner Library
Greenville, NC
Papers: 1921-1925, 6.5 cubic feet.
The papers of Hallett Sydney Ward include correspondence, speeches, government pamphlets, congressional records, and official reports documenting his service as a member of the U.S. Congress from North Carolina. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.