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Lillington in Harnett County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert B. Morgan

U.S. Senator

 

— 1975-1981 —

 
Robert B. Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, October 9, 2010
1. Robert B. Morgan Marker
Inscription.  Born 1925; Advocate of good government and the common man; N.C. State Senator; Attorney General of North Carolina; Chairman, Board of Trustees, East Carolina University; Smithsonian Regent; Naval Officer; Law Office located one block east.
 
Erected by Rotary Club of Lillington.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 35° 23.932′ N, 78° 48.961′ W. Marker is in Lillington, North Carolina, in Harnett County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 401) and East Front Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Marker is on the property of what once was the Harnett County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 N Carolina 27, Lillington NC 27546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander Lillington (within shouting distance of this marker); Harnett County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cornelius Harnett (approx. 1˝ miles away); Paul Eliot Green (approx. 3.6 miles
Robert B. Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, May 9, 2010
2. Robert B. Morgan Marker
Marker is located at the corner of East Front Street and South Main Street in downtown Lillington. This view looks north toward the Cape Fear River.
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away); Campbell House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Campbell University (approx. 4.3 miles away); Alton Stewart (approx. 8.1 miles away); Smiley's Falls (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lillington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia enrty for Robert Burren Morgan. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Senator Burren's entry in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. Former US Senator, Lillington native Robert Morgan dies. WRAL-TV Local News report (July 16, 2016) (Submitted on July 25, 2016, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. Robert Burren Morgan Obituary. Charlotte Observer obituary published Jul 18-20, 2016 (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Extract of Article by Rob Christensen (News & Observer)
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Morgan, whose political career mirrored the Southern Democratic Party’s journey from segregation into the national mainstream, died Saturday. He was 90.

From humble beginnings on a Harnett County farm, Morgan had a remarkable career
Senator Robert B. Morgan image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Senator Robert B. Morgan
in Raleigh and Washington serving as a powerful state legislator, a crusading attorney general, a one-term U.S. senator and finally, in an unlikely coda, as head of the State Bureau of Investigation.

Throughout his career, Morgan displayed a pronounced independent streak, whether it was taking on North Carolina’s establishment to create a medical school at East Carolina University, alienating conservatives by supporting the Panama Canal Treaty, or reining in the excesses of the FBI and the CIA. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted July 26, 2016.
 
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By Unknown, June 2006
4. Robert B. Morgan
For his consistent public service and unquestioned integrity, Senator Robert Morgan was recognized as NC Notable in June 2006 by NCSpin.
Senator Robert Morgan on Air Force I with President Carter image. Click for more information.
Courtesy of East Carolina University, Joyner Library - Digital Collections, 1977
5. Senator Robert Morgan on Air Force I with President Carter
North Carolina Senator Robert Morgan with President Jimmy Carter and others in the sitting area of Air Force I. Senator Morgan is in the President's seat while the President sits on floor.
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Morgan Law Building image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, May 12, 2010
6. Morgan Law Building
Morgan Law Office, 101 East Front Street, Lillington, North Carolina (now Morgan Gilchrist)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 11, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   6. submitted on May 15, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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