By Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former North Carolina State Treasurer Edwin Gill is being honored with a highway historical marker.

The marker is to be dedicated during a ceremony scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. in Laurinburg.

During Gill’s tenure from 1954 to 1977, state spending increased from $132 million to $3 billion. He took pride in maintaining the state’s highest credit rating and was nicknamed “Mr. Integrity.”

Before becoming state treasurer, Gill served as commissioner of revenue. While in the legislature, he drafted the Local Government Act as well as a bill to transfer responsibility for roads from counties to the state. Gill also served as private secretary for Gov. O. Max Gardner for two years.

Gill was born in Laurinburg in 1899. He died in 1978 and is buried in his hometown.

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