John C. B. Ehringhaus
|58th Governor of North Carolina|
January 5, 1933 –January 7, 1937
|Lieutenant||Alexander H. Graham|
|Preceded by||Oliver Max Gardner|
|Succeeded by||Clyde R. Hoey|
|Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives|
John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus
February 5, 1882
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
|Died||July 31, 1949 67) (aged|
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Profession||Lawyer, politician, farmer|
John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (February 5, 1882 –July 31, 1949) was the Governor of North Carolina from 1933 to 1937.
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He was born on February 5, 1882 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
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Ehringhaus attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was a member of the Philanthropic society of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Society from 1898-1902.
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Ehringhaus was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), Elizabeth City Lodge #856. He served as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the North Carolina East District of the BPOE, 1909-1910.
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Serving the state during the Great Depression, Ehringhaus encouraged the North Carolina General Assembly to create a state agency that would help rural areas of the state receive electricity services in order to revive the lagging economy.He also cut state spending, successfully pushed for a three-cent sales tax, extended the school year and kept the schools open and solvent.
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He died on July 31, 1949.
Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest "My name is pronounced as if spelled ear'en-house."
A dormitory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ehringhaus' alma mater (class of 1902) is named in his honor, and the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, of which Ehringhaus was a member, maintains a portrait in his honor.
The second longest bridge in the state of North Carolina, a 3.5-mile stretch over the Albemarle Sound, is named in honor of this former governor.
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Oliver Max Gardner
| Governor of North Carolina |
Clyde R. Hoey