The early years -- The election of 1948: the first primary -- The second primary -- Roads and schools, 1949 -- The referendum -- Crucible of liberalism: Frank Graham and the 1950 senate race -- The second primary -- Trials and tribulation: the last two years, 1951-1953 -- The third primary -- The senate years, 1954-1958 -- Legacy.
The political biography of Kerr Scott covers his career in North Carolina as commissioner of agriculture (1936-1948), governor (1949-1953) and US senator (1954-1958). His progressive reforms, which changed the course of North Carolina's history, made him one of the most influential governors in the state's history. In 1954 he was elected to the US Senate, where he served effectively until his death in 1958.
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