George A. Shuford

George Adams Shuford ( born September 5, 1895 in Asheville, North Carolina, † December 8, 1962 ) was an American politician. He represented the state of North Carolina as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Shuford attended the public school and the University of North Carolina 1913-1915. Subsequently he graduated in 1917 from the University of Georgia in Athens. His license to practice law in Georgia, he got 1917.

During World War II, he graduated in May 1917, the First Officers' Training Camp at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Subsequently, he was promoted to Lieutenant ( Second Lieutenant) in August 1917 and assigned to the 119th Infantry Regiment of the 30th Division battle. In January 1918 he was promoted to Lieutenant ( First Lieutenant). He served in the United States and France. On April 28, 1919, he was discharged at Camp Jackson, South Carolina.

His license to practice law in North Carolina he received in August 1920 and then opened a practice in Asheville. Later he was chairman of the election committee in Buncombe County 1940-1942. Moreover, it he sat from 1945 to 1947 as a deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. After that, he was 1947-1949 Judge at the Superior Court of North Carolina.

Shuford was elected as a Democrat in the 83rd and the two succeeding Congresses. His term came from 3 January 1953 to 3 January 1959. He later was also elected to the 86th Congress, but had to do without because of an illness. Then he returned to his job back as a lawyer. During his tenure in Congress, he was involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.

George Shuford died on December 8, 1962 in Asheville and was buried at the local Riverside Cemetery.