R. J. Reynolds

Term Served

1941 to 1942

Accomplishments in Office

When Dick Reynolds, son of the founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, announced for mayor, six candidates withdrew in his favor, including the incumbent.

He led the board of aldermen to reverse its declaration that no slums existed in Winston-Salem and won authorization of the city's public-housing and slum-clearance program. He also helped remove the ban against Sunday movies. The public-housing program was postponed by the war, and Reynolds, himself, took a leave of absence to enter the Navy.

R. J. Reynolds