John Motley Morehead II

John Motley Morehead ( born July 20, 1866 in Charlotte, North Carolina, † December 13, 1923 ) was an American politician. Between 1909 and 1911 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Morehead attended the public schools of his home and then the Bingham Military School of North Carolina in Mebane. Subsequently, he studied until 1886 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also attended a trade school in Baltimore ( Maryland). In the following years, Morehead worked as a clerk at the Charlotte National Bank in his hometown. Later he studied in Durham with the trade of tobacco leaves. He was also active in the crafts and in agriculture.

Politically, Morehead member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1908 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 William Walton Kitchin on March 4, 1909. Since he resigned in 1910 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1911.

Between 1910 and 1916, Morehead State Chairman of his party for North Carolina. From 1916 to 1922, he also belonged to the Republican National Committee. Professionally, he focused mainly woolen goods, but also other commodities ago. He died on 13 December 1923 in his native Charlotte.