EAST, JOHN PORTER, a Senator from North Carolina; born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., May 5,
1931; attended the public schools; graduated, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 1953; graduated,
University of Illinois Law School, Urbana 1959; earned graduate degrees from the University of
Florida, Gainesville in 1962 and 1964; served in the United States Marine Corps 1953-1955;
admitted to the Florida bar in 1959 and commenced practice in Naples; professor, East Carolina
University, Greenville, N.C., 1964-1980; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1980
and served from January 3, 1981, until his death by suicide, June 29, 1986, in Greenville, N.C.;
interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.