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Overman, Lee Slaterlocked

(03 January 1854–12 December 1930)
  • Daniel R. Beaver

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Overman, Lee Slater (03 January 1854–12 December 1930), lawyer and senator from North Carolina, was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, the son of William Overman, a wealthy cotton merchant and mill owner, and Mary Slater. He attended Trinity University (now Duke University), where he received a B.A. in 1874. Then the young, ambitious North Carolina patrician taught school, read for the bar, and entered politics. Overman attached himself to ...

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