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Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum entrance

. . . ."just a country lawyer"

On October 17, 1990, under a perfectly clear blue autumn sky, a distinguished group gathered on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina to dedicate the Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library and Museum. 

The personal library of Senator Ervin has been recreated and, for over 20 years, has been welcoming visitors from far and near.

As you enter the library and museum, Senator Sam's ornate desk from his Senate office awaits, complete with papers signifying the "business of the day".



"A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improves the system they live under."

Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr.


"Sam is the only man we could have selected on either side who would have the respect of the Senate as a whole."

Mike Mansfield,
Senate Majority Leader
during the Watergate Era


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Senator Sam J. Ervin Jr. Library & Museum, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton, NC 28655   Telephone 828-448-6195
Last modified: 08/19/13 
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