Cicero P. Yow Papers
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These papers also contain a variety of documents pertaining to Yow's personal life and include two land surveys of the Pembroke Jones and Sarah Walters estate.
- Yow, Cicero Preston, 1914-1990 (Person)
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Yow graduated of Wake Forest College and Wake Forest Law School, receiving his LLB degree in 1942. He was selected to appear in the 1941-1942 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universites and Colleges" and served a term as President of Wake Forest Law School. Yow served in the Air Force during World War II from 1942-1943. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Wilmington to practice law with his older brother, Edgar L. Yow. During the War, Edgar Yow was elected Mayor of Wilmington and served one term.
Yow served as Solicitor for New Hanover County from 1948 until 1952 and then took the position of First Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District, Charles P. Green. He served in this capacity until 1954, when he returned to the practice of law in Wilmington and was named Attorney for New Hanover County. In 1955, Yow became Attorney for the City of Wilmington and held this position for 25 years. He was also elected to the North Carolina State Senate from the 9th District for the first time in 1955 and served terms through 1966.
Yow married Elizabeth (Libber) Hardwicke in 1948 and adopted Elizabeth Nixon (Nickie) Yow in 1958. He was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church and was a member of the Cape Fear Country Club, the Surf Club, and a former member of the Cape Fear Men's Club. The Yow family owned a home on East Charlotte Street in Wrightsville Beach in addition to their home in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Wilmington.
For a long period of time, both Yow's mother-in-law (Mary Nixon Darden Hardwicke) and her mother (Elizabeth "Bessie" Coles Davis Darden) lived with the Yows. Libber's family was well connected in their own right, including her great-uncle, Champion McDowell Davis, President of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad.
0.625 Linear Feet (Contains two document boxes and one oversize box.)
- Cicero P. Yow Papers
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- 2020 May 26
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