Studio portrait of George Rountree.
George Rountree (1855-1942) was born in Kinston, NC. Rountree graduated from Harvard University in 1877, and returned to Kinston to practice law. In 1881, he married Meta Alexander Davis, daughter of George Davis, former Attorney General of the Confederacy. The couple moved to Wilmington, NC where Rountree continued his law practice. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1898, and served as Chairman of the Committee on Constitution Reform that drafted and sponsored the Grandfather Clause. Rountree was also one of the founders and charter members of the North Carolina Bar Association and was elected its president in 1906. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Rountree, George, 1855-1942; Lawyers; Member of the General Assembly; North Carolina Bar Association
Fisher, R. H. . Biographical Sketches of Wilmington Citizens. Wilmington: Wilmington Stamp and Printing Company, 1929. 54.
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