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.
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,
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.
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,
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,
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,
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
and became president of the student bar association.