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Scott, Hugh Reid

Hugh Reed Scott was born January 9, 1855, in Rockingham county, N. C., a son of William Scott, a farmer and merchant, and chairman of the county court for several years before the constitution of 1868.  His mother was Miss Rhoda Reid, a daughter of Reuben Reid, a farmer who was also the father of Gov. David S. Reid, and owned the land whereon is located the town of Reidsville.  He was educated at Wake Forest College.  After leaving college, he attended Judge Pearson's law school and obtained his license in 1877 and has been in active practice ever since, and has been president of the Citizens Bank of Reidsville since its organization in January, 1885.  He was a member of the State Senate in 1881 and again in 1883, but had no further political aspirations.  Source: Prominent People of North Carolina: Brief Biographies of Leading People for Ready Reference Purposes (Asheville, North Carolina: Evening News Publishing Company, 1906), 15.

Walker, Platt D.

Platt D. Walker was born October 25, 1849.  Educated at Horner's School, Oxford, N. C., and at the University of this state.  Studied law and was licensed at the June term, 1870, of the Supreme court.  Settled first in Rockingham and in 1876 in Charlotte and continued in the practice of his profession until 1902, when he was elected by the people a justice of the Supreme court, which office he now holds.  Elected president of the North Carolina State Bar Association in 1899, upon the organization of that body.  Member of the Legislature 1874-5.  Trustee of the University, which position he resigned when elected to the bench.  Source: Prominent People of North Carolina: Brief Biographies of Leading People for Ready Reference Purposes (Asheville, North Carolina: Evening News Publishing Company, 1906), 69.

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