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Biography of Wade Hampton Kornegay

For three decades Wade Hampton Kornegay has been a representative of the Vinita bar and with the passing years his clientele has steadily increased in volume and importance. as he has demonstrated his ability to cope with the intricate problems of the law, while he is also recognized as one of the most progressive agriculturists and stock raisers of Craig county. He was born in Duplin county, North Carolina, April 17, 1865, and was named for General Wade Hampton, the noted Confederate leader. His parents were Henry and Jeannette (Williams) Kornegay, who were also natives of North Carolina, the former born in Duplin county and the latter in Wayne county. The father was a veteran of the Civil war and his boyhood was spent upon a farm. He afterward took up the study of law and after winning his admission to the bar followed the profession in North Carolina until his demise, while he also engaged in cultivating a farm, being successful in both lines of activity. He was called to public office, rendering excellent service as county sheriff, and throughout his life devotion to duty was one of his marked characteristics. Reared upon his father’s farm, Wade Hampton Kornegay attended the public schools and afterward was a student at Wake Forrest College, which conferred upon him the Master of Arts degree in 1884. For the next four years he devoted his attention to the profession of teaching at Richland, North Carolina, and then attended the summer law school of the University of Virginia for a year, later completing the course in Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee, from which...

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