Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation donned their madras jackets on Friday, March 24, to honor the late Howard Coble on his 92nd birthday.
A Republican who lived in Greensboro, Coble served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years representing the Triad and surrounding areas. He died in 2015.
Coble was a graduate of Appalachian State University and earned his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He served in the Coast Guard and served two terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives following a stint as the state’s Revenue secretary.
Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-09) organizes the bipartisan recognition each year to honor the memory of Coble, who he called a good friend and mentor, and to keep his legacy alive.
Joining Hudson were Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-08), Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-02), Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06), and Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07).