WASHINGTON — James T. Broyhill, a 23-year House veteran, was sworn in Monday as North Carolina's newest senator.
Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), the Senate's president pro tem, administered the oath of office to Broyhill, 58, a Republican who is running for a full Senate term in November's election.
Broyhill met briefly with President Reagan to accept the President's congratulations on being named to the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. John P. East (R-N.C.).
Running for Full Term
Broyhill, who resigned his House seat to accept appointment to the Senate after East committed suicide last month, is running against former Gov. Terry Sanford, a Democrat, for a full, six-year term in the Senate.