Haden Edward "Eddie" Knox discusses the various positions to which he was elected as a student at NC State: freshman class vice president, sophomore class president, student body vice president, and finally student body president. Interview on October 31, 2012. (1:09)

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Well politics sort of begets politics. You know if you run for something, first thing you know somebody's going to ask you to run for something else, 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:08.444
and your ego starts running away from you and the first thing you know you're running for everything. I don't know how I happened to get into politics at State. 00:00:08.444 - 00:00:18.051
I was asked by Doc Ray to run and I did and I liked it, even though I didn't have much of a role as vice president of the freshman class, 00:00:18.051 - 00:00:27.227
but when I became president of the sophomore class I played a more integral role. As vice president of the student body I presided over the student legislature, 00:00:27.227 - 00:00:36.080
and then I became president of the student body. I had a wonderful relationship with the fraternities. I was never in a fraternity but they invited me to all their parties, 00:00:36.080 - 00:00:46.987
made fun of the white socks that I wore with a suit, but I took it in stride. At least I got to eat free. From there I just went on to law school 00:00:46.987 - 00:00:59.693
and became president of the student bar association. 00:00:59.693 - 00:01:02.136

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