George M. Pritchard

George Moore Pritchard (* January 4, 1886 at Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina, † April 24, 1955 in Asheville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1931 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Pritchard was the son of U.S. Senator Jeter Connelly Pritchard ( 1857-1921 ). He attended the public schools in Marshall and Washington DC as well as the local Emerson Institute. Later he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and his 1908 was admitted to the bar he began in Greenville (South Carolina) to work in this profession. In 1910 he moved his residence and his law firm to Marshall.

Politically, Pritchard member of the Republican Party. From 1916 to 1917 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1917 he was curator of the University of North Carolina. Between 1919 and 1922, Pritchard Attorney in the 19th Judicial District of the State of. Since 1919 he lived in Asheville. In 1928, he chaired the Republicans in Buncombe County. In the congressional elections of the same year he was elected the tenth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Zebulon Weaver on March 4, 1929. Since he resigned in 1930 to another candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1931.

1930 Weaver ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Professionally, he worked as a lawyer again in the following years. In 1932 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in part in Chicago, was nominated to the President Herbert Hoover for reelection. In 1948, George Pritchard competed unsuccessfully for the governorship of North Carolina. He died on April 24, 1955 in Asheville.