Served as mayor: December 1, 1931–November 30, 1933
William Kemp Mauney (“W.K.”) was born in Kings Mountain, NC, to Jacob S. and Julia Rudisill Mauney. He was educated in local school. He graduated from Lenoir College in 1910, where he was highly involved in a number of organizations, including the Bible Society, the Athletic Association, and being President of the Oakview Orchestra.
Once W.K. moved back to Kings Mountain, he worked as a farmer and in a garage. He later moved into the textile business as an executive and President of Mauney Mills.
W.K. was married to his wife, Sarah Hoffman Mauney, for 54 years. The couple had five children.
William Kemp Mauney, Sr. passed away at the age of 81 from a stroke.