Horace Robinson Kornegay
Horace Robinson Kornegay (1924-2009) was a U.S. Congressman, Chairman of the Tobacco Institute, alumnus (Class of 1947) of Wake Forest College, and member of the Board of Visitors of the Wake Forest Law School.
Brooks Hays (1898-1981) was a U.S. Congressman from Arkansas; staff assistant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; Director of the Ecumenical Institute at Wake Forest University; and chair of the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council.
C.B. Deane (1898-1969) was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1923), a lawyer from Rockingham, North Carolina, and U.S. Congressman. Though he had waged unsuccessful campaigns in 1938 and 1940 to represent North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District, Deane was victorious in his third bid to capture this seat in 1946. He then served five successive terms in the House of Representatives before he was defeated for reelection in 1956.
Charles Orville Whitley
Charles Orville Whitley (1927–2002) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1977 and 1986.
Donna Edwards (b. 1958), a native of Yanceyville, N.C., Edwards (’80) earned her WFU degree in English and Spanish. After working for Lockheed Corporation at the Goddard Flight Center with the Spacelab Program, she earned a law degree from the University of New Hampshire. As a lawyer, Edwards focused on activism, serving as the first executive Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She was elected to Congress as a Democrat for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District in 2008, and she served until 2017.