Benjamin Bunn was born in Rocky Mount in 1844. After serving in the Civil War, he returned home and studied law. He received his law license in 1866 and practiced law until his death in 1907. He served in the North Carolina General Assembly, in the US House of Representatives from 1889-1895. He led the effort to establish Rocky Mount as an incorporated town in 1867 and was elected its first mayor.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2011