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Horace Robinson Kornegay, born in Asheville and raised in Greensboro speaks about living through the Great Depression as the oldest of four children, enlisting in the Army Air Corps and later getting assigned to the 100th Infantry Division at Fort Bragg, and receiving the Purple Heart for service in France during World War II. Mr. Kornegay received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. He continued his studies at Wake Forest School of Law, graduating in 1949. He was elected district solicitor for Guildford and Davidson Counties in 1954 and shares memories of working as chief prosecutor until 1960. He concludes the interview by describing the political atmosphere in North Carolina and the nation at large during the 1960s and his role as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969.

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