The Info List - Mickey Michaux

Henry McKinley "Mickey" Michaux Jr. (born September 4, 1930) is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
representing the state's thirty-first House district since 1983. He previously served from 1973 through 1977. His district includes constituents in Durham County. As of 2014[update], Michaux is the longest-serving member of the North Carolina General Assembly.[1] In the 2007-2008 session, Michaux served as senior chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and chairman of the House Select Committee on Street Gang Prevention.[2]


1 Personal life 2 Education 3 Career 4 Runoff election threshold 5 Awards and contributions 6 Memberships 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Representative Michaux and his wife June have two children, Jocelyn and Cicero. He and his wife currently reside in Durham, North Carolina.[3] Education[edit] In 1948, Michaux attended Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute
Palmer Memorial Institute
in Sedalia, North Carolina. He later went on to attend North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, where he received both his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1952 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) in 1964. Representative Michaux also did some graduate work in physiology and biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Jersey and in Business Administration and Economics at North Carolina Central University. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University
as well.[4] Career[edit] An attorney and businessman, Michaux is a native of Durham, North Carolina and an alumnus of Durham's North Carolina Central University.[5] He served in the United States Army
United States Army
Medical Corps from 1952–1954 and in the Army Reserves from 1954 until 1960. He was an assistant district attorney before being elected to the North Carolina legislature in 1972. In 1977, Michaux became the first black United States Attorney in the South since Reconstruction when he was appointed to head the office in the Middle District of North Carolina.[6] Leaving that post at the end of the Carter administration, Michaux ran for Congress in 1982. He is currently still a practicing attorney and is partner at Michaux and Michaux Practicing Attorneys which was established in 1970.[4] Michaux is the current Vice President of Union Insurance
and Realty Company and has held this position since 1955.[4] Runoff election threshold[edit] Michaux polled the most votes in the first round of the Democratic primary, but because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, he was forced into a runoff with Tim Valentine. Valentine won the runoff, and Michaux returned to the state legislature. There, he pushed for the elimination of primary runoffs, and eventually the law was changed to lower the threshold to winning 40 percent to avoid a runoff. Had that law been in place in 1982, Michaux would have been the first African-American elected to Congress from North Carolina in the twentieth century.[7] In 1992, Michaux lost the Democratic primary in the new 12th congressional district to Mel Watt.[8] Awards and contributions[edit] Representative Michaux was inducted into the Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011.[4] His contributions have also been recognized by North Carolina Central University, which renamed its School of Education in his honor in 2007. Michaux has served three terms as the National President of the NCCU Alumni Association as well as terms as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the NCCU Foundation, Inc.[9] Memberships[edit] Michaux holds memberships in the National Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers.[4] While obtaining his undergraduate degree at North Carolina Central University, Michaux was a member of the Lampodas Club of Omega Psi Phi fraternity where he served as treasurer in 1949.[10] He is regarded as a notable member of the Beta Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.[11] References[edit]

^ Session 2001, House General Resolution 1470, General Assembly of North Carolina ^ Michaux Committee assignments ^ https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/6008/mickey-michaux-jr#.VgrqPflVhBc ^ a b c d e https://www.pollvault.com/polls/candidate/55334/mickey-michaux ^ Civil Rights Greensboro: Henry M. Michaux Jr. ^ New York Times: "THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Congressional Races; 2 Strangely Shaped Hybrid Creatures Highlight North Carolina's Primary" ^ News & Observer: Michaux battles to seat of power Archived 2008-06-29 at the Wayback Machine. ^ OurCampaigns.com: NC District 12 - D Primary ^ http://www.nccu.edu/news/index.cfm?id=86E0095F-C295-3D7D-E60179995035A0E3 ^ https://archive.org/stream/maroongray1949nort#page/76/mode/2up ^ http://starstuddedbetaphi.com/accomplishments.htm

External links[edit]

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North Carolina General Assembly
– Representative Henry M. Michaux Jr. official NC House website Raleigh News & Observer profile Oral History Interview with H. M. Michaux at Oral Histories of the American South Project Vote Smart - Representative Henry M. 'Mickey' Michaux Jr. (NC) profile Follow the Money - H M (Mickey) Michaux Jr

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Speaker of the House: Tim Moore (R) Speaker pro Tempore: Sarah Stevens (R) Majority Leader: John R. Bell IV
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(R) Minority Leader: Darren Jackson (D)

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(R)    Duane Hall
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(D)    George Graham (D)    Pat McElraft
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(R)    George Cleveland (R)    Phil Shepard
Phil Shepard
(R)    Chris Millis (R)    Frank Iler
Frank Iler
(R)    Susi Hamilton
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(D)    Ted Davis Jr.
Ted Davis Jr.
(R)    Rick Catlin (R)    Larry Bell (D)    William Brisson
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(R)    Shelly Willingham
Shelly Willingham
(D)    Jean Farmer-Butterfield
Jean Farmer-Butterfield
(D)    Jeff Collins (R)    N. Leo Daughtry
N. Leo Daughtry
(R)    Michael H. Wray
Michael H. Wray
(D)    Larry Strickland (R)    Larry Hall (D)    Paul Luebke
Paul Luebke
(D)    Mickey Michaux
Mickey Michaux
(D)    Nathan Baskerville
Nathan Baskerville
(D)    Rosa Gill
Rosa Gill
(D)    Grier Martin
Grier Martin
(D)    Chris Malone (R)    Nelson Dollar
Nelson Dollar
(R)    Paul Stam
Paul Stam
(R)    Yvonne Lewis Holley
Yvonne Lewis Holley
(D)    Darren Jackson (D)    Joe John
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(D)    Gale Adcock (D)    Marvin W. Lucas
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(D)    Elmer Floyd
Elmer Floyd
(D)    William O. Richardson
William O. Richardson
(D)    John Szoka
John Szoka
(R)    Ken Waddell
Ken Waddell
(D)    Charles Graham (D)    Garland E. Pierce
Garland E. Pierce
(D)    Gary Pendleton (R)    Graig R. Meyer
Graig R. Meyer
(D)    John I. Sauls
John I. Sauls
(R)    Jamie Boles (R)    David R. Lewis
David R. Lewis
(R)    Robert T. Reives II
Robert T. Reives II
(D)    Mark Brody
Mark Brody
(R)    Verla C. Insko
Verla C. Insko
(D)    Pricey Harrison
Pricey Harrison
(D)    Amos Quick
Amos Quick
(D)    Jon Hardister (R)    Cecil Brockman
Cecil Brockman
(D)    John Faircloth
John Faircloth
(R)    John Blust
John Blust
(R)    Stephen M. Ross (R)    Dennis Riddell
Dennis Riddell
(R)    Bert Jones (R)    Ken Goodman (D)    Justin Burr
Justin Burr
(R)    D. Craig Horn
D. Craig Horn
(R)    Dean Arp
Dean Arp
(R)    Pat Hurley
Pat Hurley
(R)    Evelyn Terry
Evelyn Terry
(D)    Edward Hanes Jr. (D)    Lee Zachary
Lee Zachary
(R)    Debra Conrad (R)    Donny Lambeth
Donny Lambeth
(R)    Carl Ford (R)    Harry Warren (R)    Allen McNeill (R)    Julia C. Howard
Julia C. Howard
(R)    Sam Watford (R)    Larry Potts
Larry Potts
(R)    Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman
(R)    Linda B. Johnson (R)    Rena W. Turner (R)    Josh Dobson (R)    Hugh Blackwell
Hugh Blackwell
(R)    Destin Hall (R)    Mary Gardner Belk
Mary Gardner Belk
(D)    Mitchell S. Setzer
Mitchell S. Setzer
(R)    Sarah Stevens (R)    Bryan R. Holloway
Bryan R. Holloway
(R)    Charles Jeter
Charles Jeter
(R)    Jonathan C. Jordan (R)    Jeffrey Elmore (R)    John A. Fraley
John A. Fraley
(R)    Jay Adams (R)    Jason Saine (R)    John R. Bradford, III (R)    Rodney W. Moore
Rodney W. Moore
(D)    John Autry (D)    Beverly M. Earle
Beverly M. Earle
(D)    Becky Carney
Becky Carney
(D)    William Brawley (R)    Dan Bishop
Dan Bishop
(R)    Scott Stone (R)    Carla Cunningham (D)    Kelly Alexander
Kelly Alexander
(D)    John Torbett
John Torbett
(R)    Dana Bumgardner
Dana Bumgardner
(R)    Kelly Hastings
Kelly Hastings
(R)    Timothy K. Moore (R)    Mike Hager
Mike Hager
(R)    Chris Whitmire (R)    Susan C. Fisher
Susan C. Fisher
(D)    John Ager
John Ager
(D)    Brian Turner (D)    Chuck McGrady
Chuck McGrady
(R)    Michele D. Presnell
Michele D. Presnell
(R)    Mike Clampitt
Mike Clampitt
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Roger West

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