John Hamlin Folger

John Hamlin Folger ( born December 18, 1880 in Rockford, Surry County, North Carolina; † July 19, 1963 in Clemmons, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1941 and 1949 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Folger was the older brother of Congressman Alonzo Dillard Folger. He attended the common schools and the Guilford College in Greensboro. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1901 was admitted to the bar he began in Dobson to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1908 and 1912, was follower Mayor of Mount Airy. In 1927 and 1928 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1931 and 1932 he was a member of the State Senate. Between 1924 and 1940 he was a delegate at all regional democratic party conferences in his home state. In 1932 and 1944 he also participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, on each of which Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated as a presidential candidate.

After the death of his brother Alonzo, who was at that time still Kongressssabgeordneter, John Folger was in the overdue election for the fifth seat from North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 14 June 1941. After three re- elections he could remain until January 3, 1949 in Congress. This period was marked by the events of the Second World War and its consequences. 1948 renounced followers of another candidacy. In the following years until 1959, he practiced as a lawyer again; then he withdrew into retirement, which he spent in Mount Airy. He died on 19 July 1963 in Clemmons and was buried in Mount Airy.