Bellamy, Emmett Hargrove, 1891-1952
- Existence: 1891-02-12/1952-03-31- 1891 February 12 - 1952 March 31 - 1952-03-31
Emmett Hargrove Bellamy was born February 12, 1891, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to John D. Bellamy, Jr., and Emma May Hargrove Bellamy. He attended Cape Fear Academy, then graduated from the University of North Carolina and Columbia University, graduating in 1912 and 1915, respectively. During World War I, Emmett Bellamy served with the United States military in France, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon his return to Wilmington, he became an attorney and associate of his father’s law firm, John D. Bellamy & Sons. Emmett H. Bellamy was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1921, then the Senate in 1923. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1940 and 1944. Emmett H. Bellamy married Lillian Frances Maxwell on March 24, 1924, in Manhattan, New York. He died March 31, 1952, after being shot by Albert Raymond Reinhart in the elevator of the Charlotte Law Building in Charlotte, North Carolina.