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Chapter Ten

North Carolina State Superintendents of Public Instruction and State Board of Education Members Since 1943

North Carolina State Superintendents of Public Instruction
Calvin H. Wiley 1853-1866
Office Abolished 1866-1868
Samuel S. Ashley 1868-1871
Alexander McIver 1871-1872
James Reid (1872)
Alexander McIver 1872-1874
Stephen D. Pool 1874-1876
John Pool 1876-1877
John C. Scarborough 1877-1885
Sidney M. Finger 1885-1893
John C. Scarborough 1893-1897
Charles H. Mebane 1897-1901
Thomas F. Toon 1901-1902
James Y. Joyner 1902-1919
Eugene C. Brooks 1919-1923
Arch T. Allen 1923-1934
Clyde A. Erwin 1934-1952
Charles F. Carroll 1952-1969
A. Craig Phillips 1969-1989
Bob Etheridge 1989-1996
Michael E. Ward 1997-2004
Patricia N. Willoughby Sept. 2004- May 2005
Janice Davis, Interim Officer June 2004- Aug. 2005
June St. Clair Atkinson Aug. 2005-

State Board of Education Members Since 1943
Charles M. Johnson 1933-1949
Clyde A. Erwin 1934-1952
Reginald L. Harris 1941-1945 (Chairman 1943-1945)
Henry R. Dwire 1943-1944
Carl A. Rudisill 1943-1944
William C. Dawson 1943-1945
Harry E. Isenhour 1943-1945
Ryan McBryde 1943-1945
Mrs. E.L. McKee 1943-1945
Julian S. Miller 1943-1946
Alonzo C. Edwards 1943-1948
Horace E. Stacy 1943-1949
A. McL. Graham 1943-1955
L. M. Massey 1943-1955
Stanford Martin 1943-1956 (Chairman 1954-1955)
Lynton Y. Ballentine 1945-1949 (Chairman 1945-1948)
Mrs. R.S. Ferguson 1945-1949
D. Hilden Ramsey 1945-1953
A.S. Brower 1945-1957 (Chairman 1955-1956)
B.B. Dougherty 1945-1957
J.A. Pritchett 1945-1982
J. Harold Lineberger 1946-1953
Brandon P. Hodges 1949-1953
Hoyt Patrick Taylor 1949-1953 (Chairman 1949-1952)
Claude Farrell 1949-1956
Paul S. Oliver 1949-1956
Harold L. Trigg 1949-1973
Charles F. Carroll 1952-1969
Luther H. Hodges 1953-1954 (Chairman 1953-1954)
Oscar L. Richardson 1953-1959
J. Gerald Cowan 1953-1961
Edwin Gill 1953-1977
William Dallas Herring 1955-1977 (Chairman 1957-1977)
Charles W. McCrary 1956-1965
Charles G. Rose 1956-1965
R. Barton Hayes 1956-1978
Luther E. Barnhardt 1957-1961
Guy B. Phillips 1957-1968
Charles E. Jordan 1957-1972
Mrs. Eldiweiss F. Lockey 1958-1969
George Douglas Aitkin 1959-1975
Harvey Cloyd Philpott 1961-1961
John M. Reynolds 1961-1976
Richard Cannon Erwin 1961-1977
Garland Garriss 1965-1968
Robert W. Scott 1965-1969
William R. Lybrook 1965-1973
Neill A. Rosser 1968-1969
William S. Williams, Jr. 1969-1969
Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr. 1969-1973
Mrs. Midred Strickland 1969-1977
A. Craig Phillips 1969-1988
Mrs. Doris G. Horton 1972-1973
James B. Hunt, Jr. 1973-1977
R.R. Manz 1973-1979
E.H. Oxendine 1973-1981
Evelyn S. Tyler 1973-1981
Larry M. Harding 1973-1983
Prezell Robinson 1973-1998
H. David Bruton 1977-1982 (Chairman 1977-1982)
C.R. Edwards 1977-1983
Ben H. Battle 1977-1985
James C. Green 1977-1985
John Tart 1977-1985
Harlan E. Boyles 1977-2000
Theda H. Moore 1979-1987
Norma Turnage 1979-1991
James B. Chavis 1981-1989
Barbara Tapscott 1981-1997 (Chairman 1990-1992)
C.D. Spangler, Jr. 1982-1986 (Chairman 1982-1986)


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