North Carolina post office renamed for late congressman

Oct 6, 2021

Credit Rep. Walter Jones

A post office in a North Carolina city has been named for a native son and a longtime congressman with endorsements from Republicans and Democrats. The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports the post office in Farmville has been named for Rep. Walter B. Jones, who served in Congress from 1994 until he died at age of 76 in February 2019. Ceremonies marking the renaming were held on Tuesday. Legislation proposing the naming of the post office was introduced by US Rep. Greg Murphy, R-Greenville in 2019. Sixteen representatives joined as cosponsors including all of North Carolina’s congressional delegation, three Democrats from California, Vermont and Connecticut and one Republican from Texas. The bill became law last December.