Rep. Philip A. Baddour, Jr.

House Majority Leader of the North Carolina General Assembly.

Early Years

Born in Goldsboro, Wayne County, on August 5, 1942, to Philip A. and Louise Farfour Baddour, Sr.

Educational Background

Goldsboro High School, 1960; A.B. in Economics, UNC - Chapel Hill, 1964; J.D., UNC-Chapel Hill Law School, 1967.

 Professional Background

Attorney, Baddour, Parker, Hine & Orander

Political Activities

Member, N.C. House of Representatives, 1992-93 and 1995-Present.


N.C. Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; Goldsboro Rotary Club; Wayne County Chamber of Commerce; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Wayne County Chapter of the American Cancer Society (Board of Directors, 1968-82); Goldsboro Jaycees, 1968-78; Wayne County Sheltered Workshop (President, 1972-74).

Boards and Commissions

UNC Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 1983-86, 1992; N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1990; N.C. Board of Transportation, 1981-85; N.C. Board of Economic Development, 1977-81; Wayne Community College, Board of Trustees, 1986-92.

Military Service

Colonel, N.C. Army National Guard, HQ STARC; National Guard, 1967-99; Charles Dick Medal of Merit, 1998.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Service Award as Outstanding Young Man of the Year, Goldsboro Jaycees, 1977; One of Ten Most Outstanding Democrats in N.C., 1968; Paul Harris Fellow; Goldsboro Rotary Club, 1986; Robert H. Futrelle Good Government Award, 1971; Neuse River Council of Governments, Outstanding Regional Citizen, 1991.

 Personal Information

Married to Margaret Boothe Baddour. Three children. Member, St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Committee Assignments

Ex-officio member of all committees; Chair, Judiciary IV.  

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