Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
WARREN, Lindsay Carter (1889-1976)

WARREN, LINDSAY CARTER, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., December 16, 1889; pursued preparatory studies at Bingham School, Asheville, N.C., 1903-1906; attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1906-1908; studied law at the same university in 1911 and 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Washington, N.C.; attorney of Beaufort County 1912-1925; chairman of the Democratic executive committee of Beaufort County 1912-1925; member of the State senate in 1917, 1919, 1959, and 1961, serving as president pro tempore in 1919; member of the State code commission for compiling the consolidated statutes in 1919; chairman of the special legislative committee in 1920 on workmen's compensation acts; member of the State house of representatives in 1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his resignation on October 31, 1940; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses); appointed Comptroller General of the United States for a fifteen-year term, serving from November 1, 1940, until his retirement on May 1, 1954; had been renominated to the Seventy-seventh Congress, but later withdrew; delegate to Democratic National Conventions in 1932 and 1940; chairman of the Democratic State conventions in 1930, 1934, and temporary chairman and keynoter in 1938; died in Washington, N.C., December 28, 1976; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuscripts Department, Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: ca. 1905-1971, approximately 47 cubic feet.
The papers of Lindsay Carter Warren contain correspondence with congressmen, constituents, and public officials in North Carolina about such topics as public roads, river, harbor, and canal improvements, and national relief and recovery efforts during the Great Depression. Also included in the papers are copies of speeches by Lindsay Warren during the 1920s and 1930s, as well as photographs of people and places in Eastern North Carolina. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.

  • Porter, David L. "Representative Lindsay Warren, The Water Bloc, and the Transportation Act of 1940." North Carolina Historical Review 50 (Summer 1973): 273-88.