V. Lamar Gudger

Vonno Lamar Gudger Jr. ( born April 30, 1919 in Asheville, North Carolina; † August 2, 2004 ) was an American politician. Between 1977 and 1981 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lamar Gudger attended the public schools of his native city of Asheville and then studied until 1942 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others, Jura. After qualifying as a lawyer, he began working in Asheville in this profession. This activity he interrupted to participate between 1942 and 1945 as a soldier in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war, Gudger began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In 1951 and 1952 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. From 1952 to 1954 he served as a prosecutor in the 19th Judicial District of the State of. Between 1971 and 1977 he was a member of the Senate of North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1976, Gudger was in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Roy A. Taylor on January 3, 1977. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1981 two legislative sessions. In 1980 he was defeated by Republican Bill Hendon. From 1984 to 1989 Lamar Gudger judge in Buncombe County. He died on 2 August 2004 in his hometown of Asheville and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.