Homer L. Lyon

Homer Le Grand Lyon ( born March 1, 1879 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina; † 31 May 1956 Whiteville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1929 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Homer Lyon attended the public schools of his home and then the Davis Military School in Winston- Salem. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began to work in Whiteville in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1901 and 1921 he was a delegate at all regional democratic party days in North Carolina. In the years 1904 and 1940 he also took part in the Democratic National Convention. From 1913 to 1920 he was a prosecutor in the eighth judicial district of his state.

In the congressional elections of 1920 he was in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Hannibal Lafayette Godwin on 4 March 1921. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1929 four legislative sessions. In 1928, Lyon gave up another Congress candidate. Until 1950 he practiced as a lawyer again; then he withdrew into retirement. Homer Lyon died on 31 May 1956 in Whiteville.