Bob Etheridge

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Bob Etheridge
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Candidate for
Governor of North Carolina
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives
1997 - 2011
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
North Carolina House of Representatives
High schoolCleveland School
Bachelor'sCampbell University (1965)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1965-1967
Bob Etheridge was a 2012 Democratic candidate for Governor of North Carolina in the 2012 elections.[1] He served previously as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, as the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction, in the North Carolina General Assembly and as a Harnett County Commissioner.


Etheridge was born on August 11, 1941 in Sampson County, NC. Raised in Johnston County, he graduated from the historic Cleveland School. He earned a basketball scholarship and was the first member of his family to graduate from college, earning a B.S. in business administration from Campbell University. After college, Etheridge served in the U.S. Army for two years.

Etheridge has worked as a small businessman, part-time tobacco farmer and public servant.[2]


  • B.S., Business administration, Campbell University



See also: North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2012

Etheridge ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina. He finished second in the May 8th primary election behind Walter Dalton and ahead of Bill Faison, Gary M. Dunn, Gardenia Henley and Bruce Blackmon.[1]


Etheridge teaches Sunday School at his church. He and his wife, Faye, have three children and five grandchildren.

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