Robert Newton PAGE, Congress, NC


PAGE, Robert Newton, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Cary, Wake County, N.C., October 26, 1859; attended the Cary High School and Bingham Military School, Mebane, N.C.; moved to Aberdeen, Moore County, N.C., in 1880 and engaged in the lumber business near Aberdeen until 1900; mayor of Aberdeen 1890-1898; treasurer of the Aberdeen & Asheboro Railroad Co. 1894-1902; moved to Biscoe, Montgomery County, N.C., in 1897; member of the State house of representatives in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; returned to Aberdeen in 1920; engaged in banking, and was president of the Page Trust Co.; died in Aberdeen, N.C., October 3, 1933; interment in Old Bethesda Cemetery.


Abrams, Douglas Carl. “A Progressive-Conservative Duel: The 1920 Democratic Gubernatorial Primaries in North Carolina.” North Carolina Historical Review 55 (Autumn 1978): 421-43.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present