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Warsaw in Duplin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henry L. Stevens, Jr.

1896–1971

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
1. Henry L. Stevens, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Veterans leader. National Commander of American Legion, 1931–32; Superior Court judge, 1939–62. He lived 2 blocks north.
 
Erected 2001 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number F-63.)
 
Location. 34° 59.976′ N, 78° 5.484′ W. Marker is in Warsaw, North Carolina, in Duplin County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street (U.S. 117) and College Street on Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 North Pine Street, Warsaw NC 28398, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War Comes to Warsaw (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); James Kenan (approx. 3.1 miles away); Duplin Old Courthouse Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); Confederate Armory (approx. 7½ miles away); Confederate States Armory (approx. 7½ miles away); a different marker also named Confederate States Armory (approx. 7½ miles away); Samson L. Faison (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warsaw.
 
Also see . . .  Time Magazine Cover, September 12, 1932. Portrait of Commander Stevens. Contains
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By J. J. Prats, February 27, 2010
2. Henry L. Stevens, Jr. Marker
link to cover story. “Last week from his big, brown, frame house in tiny Warsaw, N. C., Henry Leonidas Stevens, Jr., this year’s national commander of the Legion, set out for Portland and his day of glory. Taking his wife and eight-year-old son with him, he traveled by way of Indianapolis, the Legion’s national headquarters. Curly-headed Commander Stevens. 36, is an eager, affable small-town lawyer who hunts, fishes, golfs, sings bass in the Episcopal choir. He has had a full and active year in office. He made speeches up & down the country for adequate national defense. He put 10,000 Legion posts into a drive with the American Federation of Labor to find a million jobs for the jobless. He helped President Hoover’s anti-hoarding campaign. He went to France, was decorated with the Legion of Honor, inspected A. E. F. cemeteries.” (Submitted on March 14, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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