Charles Robin Britt

American politician from North Carolina

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Robin Britt
Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources
In office
1993–1997
Governor Jim Hunt
Preceded by David Flaherty
Succeeded by H. David Bruton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina‘s 6th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Walter E. Johnston III
Succeeded by Howard Coble
Personal details
Born
Charles Robin Britt

(1942-06-29) June 29, 1942 (age 81)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

Political party Democratic
Spouse Susan T. Britt[1]
Children 3[1]
Education University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA, JD)
New York University (LLM)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service United States Naval Reserve
Years of service 1963-1984
Rank Commander[1]

Charles Robin Britt (born June 29, 1942) is a former Member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 6th congressional district. A Democrat, he served one term from 1983 to 1985.

Britt grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and graduated from Enka High School in 1959.[2] He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963 and a Juris Doctor from the same institution as well as an LL.M. degree from New York University in 1976.[2] He was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1973 and commenced practice in Greensboro. From 1963 until 1984, he was a member of the United States Naval Reserve.[2]

Britt was a delegate to the North Carolina State Democratic convention in 1980.[2] In 1982, he was elected to Congress [2] from a Greensboro-based district, defeating one-term Republican Eugene Johnston. He was narrowly defeated [2] for reelection in 1984 by State Representative Howard Coble, largely due to Ronald Reagan‘s victory that year; Reagan carried the district by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

Britt sought a rematch against Coble in 1986, and lost by only 79 votes.

Britt served as president and director of Project Uplift in Greensboro, N.C. and as secretary of the North Carolina State Department of Human Resources 1993 to 1997.

Britt attempted a comeback in 2002[2] in the newly drawn 13th district, which contained parts of Greensboro. However, Britt was defeated in the Democratic primary by Brad Miller of Raleigh.

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  1. ^ a b c Official Congressional Directory, Volume 98 (1983)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina’s 6th congressional district

1983-1985
Succeeded by

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by

as Former US Representative

Order of precedence of the United States
as Former US Representative
Succeeded by

as Former US Representative

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