Richard Tilman Fountain, Democrat, Representative from Edgecombe County, was born in same county, February 15, 1885.  Son of Almon L. and Louisa (Eagles) Fountain.  Was educated in the public schools of Edgecombe County and the Tarboro Male Academy; University of North Carolina, 1905-1907.  Lawyer.  Member of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Vice-President of said association, 1922-1923; also member of the American Bar Association.  President Rocky Mount Bar Association.  Judge of the Municipal Court of Rocky Mount, 1911-1918.  Trustee of the Rocky Mount Graded Schools; Secretary to the Board, 1917-1921; Chairman of the Board since July 1, 1924.  Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Carolina Industrial Training School for Boys.  Member of the Legislature, sessions of 1919, 1921, 1923 and 1925.  Knight of Pythias.  Presbyterian.  Married Miss Susan Rankin, October, 1918.  Three children: Susan Rankin, Anne Sloan, and Margaret Eagles.  Address: Rocky Mount, N. C.

Transcription from the book, North Carolina Manual, compiled and edited by A. R. Newsome, published in 1927, page 520, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (, accessed 13 June  2021.  Photograph from the website, Wikipedia (, accessed 13 June 2021.

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