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Lunsford Richardson Preyer
Lunsford Richardson Preyer was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on January 11, 1919. He graduated from Woodberry Forest High School in Woodberry Forsest, Virginia, and went on to Princeton University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1941 to 1946, and in 1949 he earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He worked for Vick Chemical Company, founded by his grandfather, before becoming North Carolina superior court judge in 1956. In 1961 he was promoted to United States District Court Judge. From 1964 to 1966, he was employed as senior vice president, trust officer, and city executive of North Carolina National Bank. He was elected to Congress in 1966 and served on the five succeeding Congresses. In 1980 he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He passed away April 3, 2001 in Greensboro, North Carolina.