NC Governor Joseph Melville Broughton, circa early 1940s

NC Governor Joseph Melville Broughton, circa early 1940s

NC Governor Joseph Melville Broughton, circa early 1940s

“Joseph Melville Broughton, the first Raleigh native to occupy the executive mansion, had the difficult task of leading North Carolina during World War II. A tall, impressive figure, Broughton was a popular governor, receiving the largest vote ever given a candidate for governor at that time…” — Making a Difference in North Carolina, page 46