Herbert Covington Bonner (16 May 1891 - 7 November 1965) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1940 and 1965.
Born in Washington, North Carolina, Bonner attended school in Warrenton. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and worked as a salesman, a farmer, and then as secretary to Congressman Lindsay Warren from 1924 to 1940.
Upon Warren's resigation from Congress in 1940, Bonner was elected simultaneously to complete the unexpired term, and was elected to the 77th Congress for a full term. He served for twelve full terms, from November 5, 1940 until his death on November 7, 1965. During the 79th Congress, he chaired the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress, and in the 84th through 89th Congresses, he chaired the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
Warren died in office in 1965 in Washington, DC; he is buried in Washington, North Carolina.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.