Alonzo Dillard Folger

Alonzo Dillard Folger ( born July 9, 1888 in Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina, † April 30, 1941 in Mount Airy, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1941 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alonzo followers attended the common schools and then studied until 1912 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law studies at this University and his 1914 was admitted to the bar he began in Dobson to work in this profession. Later he transferred his residence and his law firm to Mount Airy. He was also active in the banking industry. Between 1932 and 1938 he served as curator of the University of North Carolina. In 1937 he was judge of the Superior Court of the State for two months.

Follower was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1936 to 1941 he was a member of the Democratic National Committee. In the congressional elections of 1938 he was in the fifth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Franklin Wills Hancock on January 3, 1939. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on 30 April 1941 at the Congress. There, then, the last New Deal laws were passed.

Alonzo follower died in a car accident in his hometown of Mount Airy. In a by-election, his older brother John was elected to succeed him in Congress.