Historical Collection
Chief Justice Emery B. Denny

Emery Byrd Denny, The Seventeenth Chief Justice

Born: 23 Nov 1892, Surry Co., NC
Died: 24 April 1973
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N C
Education: Gilliam’s Academy, UNC Law School
Read Law:
Admitted: 1919
App’t to Supreme Court: 1942
Elected to Supeme Court: 1942, 1950, 1958
App’t Chief Justice: 1962
Elected Chief Justice: 1962
Retired: 1966
Preceded by:
Associate Justice: Heriot Clarkson
Chief Justice: J. Wallace Winborne
Succeeded by:
Associate Justice: Susie Sharp
Chief Justice: R. Hunt Parker
Number of Opinions:
892 Majority
1 Dissenting
7 Concurring
900 Total



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