Laurinburg in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Terry Sanford 1917-1998
Paratrooper World War II
State Senator 1953-54
Governor of NC 1961-65
Duke University President 1969-85
US Senator 1986-93
Progressive advocate for
education and civil rights
Born near here
Erected 2011 by Friends & Family of Governor Sanford.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Education • Government & Politics • War, World II.
Location. 34° 46.488′ N, 79° 27.867′ W. Marker is in Laurinburg, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker is on West Church Street (Business U.S. 74) west of Atkinson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 216 W Church St, Laurinburg NC 28352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edwin Gill (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurinburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scotland County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Our Confederate HeroesQuackenbush (approx. ¼ mile away); 09.11.2001 (approx. ¼ mile away); Laurinburg Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Andrews Presbyterian College (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurinburg.
Also see . . .
1. Terry Sanford. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 6, 2016.)
2. Wikipedia Entry. “An Eagle Scout as a youth, Sanford became an FBI agent after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1939. During World War II, he saw combat in the European Theatre and received a battlefield commission. Following his return to civilian life after World War II, Sanford attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law and began a legal career in the late 1940s, soon becoming involved in politics. A lifelong Democrat, he was noted for his progressive leadership in civil rights and education; although his opponents criticized him as a ‘tax-and-spend’ liberal, Sanford is remembered as a major public figure of the South after World War II.” (Submitted on March 17, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. 3. submitted on March 17, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.