HOEY, Clyde Roark (1877-1954)

HOEY, CLYDE ROARK, a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., on December 11, 1877; attended the public schools; learned the printing trade and later became, at the age of sixteen, owner, editor and publisher of the Cleveland Star; graduated from the law department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced the practice of law in Shelby, N.C.; member, State house of commons 1898-1902; member, State senate 1902-1904; assistant United States attorney for the western district of North Carolina 1913-1919; elected on December 16, 1919, as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edwin Y. Webb and served from December 16, 1919, to March 3, 1921; was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of law; Governor of North Carolina 1937-1941; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1944; reelected in 1950 and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in his Senate office in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1954; interment in Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, N.C.

Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1943-1954. Ca. 167,220 items. Correspondence, speeches, press releases, clippings, photographs, and other papers, relating to Hoey's service as U.S. senator, including material relating to universal military training, education, federal taxes, veterans' legislation, and agriculture. Finding aid.

Duke University
Durham, NC
Papers: Correspondence in William Preston Few papers, 1885-1951. Finding aid.

East Carolina University
Joyner Library
Greenville, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Dorothy Repiton Knox papers, 1820-1980.

North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: Gubernatorial papers and photographs. Also correspondence and related material in various other collections.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Charlotte Eugenia Hawkins Brown papers, 1900-1961, available on microfilm.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Blair Moody papers, 1928-1954. Finding aid.

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Papers: Correspondence in several collections.

  • Corbitt, David Leroy, ed. Addresses, Letters and Papers of Clyde Roark Hoey, Governor of North Carolina, 1937-1941. Raleigh: Council of State, State of North Carolina, 1944.
  • Hatcher, Susan Arden. "The Senatorial Career of Clyde R. Hoey.'' Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1983.
  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Clyde Roark Hoey, Late a Senator from North Carolina. 83d Cong., 2d sess., 1954. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1954.