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Alexander, Nathaniel
by Wager, Paul W. Nathaniel Alexander, physician, congressman, and governor, was born in Mecklenburg County, the oldest child of the six children of Moses and Sarah Alexander. Moses Alexander was an influential [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Nathaniel (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Nathaniel Alexander (1756-1808), who served as a surgeon in the American Revolution, lived near Harrisburg in a house on the present site of Lowes (Charlotte) Motor Speedway. Born on March 5, 1756, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Archdale, John
by Hood, Henry G., Jr. John Archdale, colonial governor and proprietary shareholder of Carolina, was born in England, the son of Thomas and Mary Nevill Archdale and the grandson of Richard Archdale, a London merchant. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Archdale, John
by Daniels, Dennis F. John Archdale (ca. May 5, 1642-ca. July 4, 1717) served as Albemarle County’s acting governor between 1683 and1686 and as Carolina’s provincial governor from 1694 to 1696. He was born in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Ashe, Samuel
by Whiteside, Heustis P. Ashe, Samuel by Heustis P. Whiteside, 1979 See also: Ashe, Samuel 1725–3 Feb. 1813 Samuel Ashe, judge and governor, was born near Bath, where his father, John Baptista Ashe, was speaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ashe, Samuel
by Angley, Wilson. SAMUEL ASHE Governor: 1795-1798 by Wilson Angley Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2004. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Samuel Ashe, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Aycock, Charles Brantley
by Orr, Oliver H., Jr. Charles Brantley Aycock, governor of North Carolina, was born on a farm near Fremont in the broad, flat valley of the Neuse River. Ancestors of his father, Benjamin Aycock, and his mother, Serena [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aycock, Charles Brantley (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. No North Carolina governor, with the possible exception of Zebulon B. Vance, has been as venerated and memorialized as Charles Brantley Aycock (1859-1912), with whose term in 1901 the Democratic [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Bare Boxing Incident
by Powell, William S. The loose structure of government institutions in colonial North Carolina at times resulted in lapses of decorum that appear outrageous and humorous from a modern perspective. An early example of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Thomas Walter Bickett, attorney general (1909–17) and governor (1917–21) of North Carolina, was born in Monroe, the eldest of four children of Thomas Winchester and Mary Covington Bickett. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. To Thomas W. Bickett (1869-1921), the first North Carolina governor to reach the office by way of a statewide party primary, fell the task of leading the state through World War I. The “War Governor” [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Blount, William
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. William Blount, governor and senator, was born in Bertie County, the first son of Jacob and Barbara Gray Blount, one of the colony's earliest families. He obtained a good education in the private [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Willie
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Willie Blount, lawyer, judge, and governor of Tennessee, was born at Blount Hall, Craven County, the son of Jacob Blount and Hannah Salter Baker, widow of William Baker. He was educated at Princeton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, Thomas
by Pitts, C. E. Thomas Bragg, lawyer, governor, U.S. senator, and Confederate cabinet member, was one of six sons of Thomas and Margaret Crossland Bragg of Warrenton. Two brothers, Braxton and John, had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg, Thomas (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Thomas Bragg (1810-1872) was a member of the prominent Bragg family of Warren County; Confederate General Braxton Bragg was his brother. Born on November 8, 1810 in Warrenton, he was one of the six [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Branch, John
by Counihan, Harold J. John Branch, governor of North Carolina, U.S. senator, secretary of the navy, and governor of Florida, was born in the town of Halifax. His father, John Branch, Sr., was a wealthy landowner and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch, John
by Angley, Wilson. John Branch (November 4, 1782- January 4, 1863), in addition to serving as governor of North Carolina, was governor of the Florida Territory, Secretary of the Navy, and U.S. Senator. Born on November [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Brogden, Curtis Hooks
by Anderson, Eric D. Curtis Hooks Brogden, governor and member of Congress, born on a small farm in Wayne County, was the son of Pierce Brogden and Amy Bread Brogden. As with most North Carolina farm boys of the time, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brogden, Curtis Hooks (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Curtis Hooks Brogden (1816-1901) was elevated to the Governor’s Office upon the death of Tod R. Caldwell and, over the course of his administration, faced strong opposition from a heavily Democratic [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Broughton, Joseph Melville
by Moye, William T. Broughton, Joseph Melville by William T. Moye, 1979 17 Nov. 1888–6 Mar. 1949 See also: Joseph Melville Broughton, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Joseph Melville [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Broughton, Joseph Melville (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. J. Melville Broughton (1888-1949), the only native of Wake County to serve as governor of North Carolina, led the state through most of the World War II era. Born in Raleigh on November 17, 1888, the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Burke, Thomas
by Watterson, John. Thomas Burke, governor and poet, was born in Ireland and grew up in Dublin, probably in a Protestant household. He migrated to the colonies following family quarrels in 1759 or 1760 and settled in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burke, Thomas (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Thomas Burke (ca. 1744-1783), skilled in the literary as well as the political arts, was taken prisoner by Loyalists shortly after taking office as governor. He was born in County Galway, Ireland, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Burrington, George
by Price, William S., Jr. George Burrington, colonial governor, was born in Devonshire, England. His father was Gilbert Burrington, and his relatives were among the earliest supporters of William III in the Glorious [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burrington, George
by Daniels, Dennis F. George Burrington (ca. 1682-1759) served North Carolina both as a proprietary governor and as the first royal governor, with the distinction of being removed from office both times. He was born in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Burton, Hutchins Gordon
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Hutchins Gordon Burton, lawyer, congressman, and governor, was the son of John and Mary Gordon Burton. There is disagreement about his birthdate and birthplace, but the weight of evidence seems to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Hutchins Gordon
by Angley, Wilson. Despite some uncertainty as to place, Hutchins Gordon Burton (1774-1836) appears to have been born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, the son of John Burton and the former Mary Gordon. Orphaned as a [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Caldwell, Tod Robinson
by Harris, William C. Tod Robinson Caldwell, lieutenant governor and governor, was born in Morganton, the son of an Irish immigrant who became a prominent Burke County merchant. He obtained the rudiments of reading and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell, Tod Robinson (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Tod Robinson Caldwell (1818-1874), the first lieutenant governor in North Carolina history, succeeded his predecessor William Woods Holden as Chief Executive when the latter was brought to trial on [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Carr, Elias
by Steelman, Lala Carr. Carr, Elias by Lala Carr Steelman, 1979 25 Feb. 1839–22 July 1900 See also: Elias Carr, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Elias Carr, planter, North Carolina State Farmers' [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carr, Elias (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Elias Carr (1839-1900), leader of the statewide Farmers’ Alliance and the broader agrarian movement, exemplified the fading tradition of the planter-governor. The son of Jonas and Elizabeth Hilliard [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Carteret (Cartrett, Cartwright), Peter
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Peter Carteret (Cartrett, Cartwright), governor, secretary, and council member in North Carolina, was the son of Helier de Carteret and Rachella Cloche Carteret of Saint Peter's Parish, Isle of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carteret, Peter
by Daniels, Dennis F. Peter Carteret (b. 1641) inherited a suffering and divided Albemarle County and the duty to implement the Fundamental Constitutions. He was born on the British Island of Jersey, the son of Helier de [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Cary, Thomas
by Price, William S., Jr. Thomas Cary, deputy governor and council president, was born in England and related by marriage to the Quaker proprietor John Archdale. Cary apparently emigrated to South Carolina late in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cary, Thomas
by Daniels, Dennis F. THOMAS CARY Governor: 1705-1706; 1708-1711 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2006. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Thomas Cary, Dictionary of North [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Caswell, Richard
by Holloman, Charles R. Richard Caswell, militia officer and governor of North Carolina, was born at Joppa, then a flourishing seaport and the county seat of Baltimore County, Md. His parents were Richard Caswell and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caswell, Richard (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Richard Caswell (1729-1789) was the first governor of the independent state of North Carolina under the Constitution of 1776. He was born on August 3, 1729, in Joppa, Maryland, one of the eleven [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Cherry, Robert Gregg
by Morgan, Thomas S. Robert Gregg Cherry, post-World War II governor of North Carolina and speaker and long-time member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was born at Catawba Junction, near York, S.C., to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Robert Gregg (from Resesarch Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. R. Gregg Cherry, a veteran of World War I, led the state through the closing months of World War II and the years of readjustment to a postwar economy, a period of general prosperity. The “Iron [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Clark, Henry Toole
by Iobst, Richard W. Henry Toole Clark, lawyer, politician, and governor of North Carolina, was born on his father's plantation on Walnut Creek near Tarboro. His father, James West Clark, son of Christopher and Hannah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clark, Henry Toole (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Henry Toole Clark (1808-1874) was the second of three chief executives to serve North Carolina during the Civil War. The son of Maj. James W. and Arabella Toole Clark, he was born on February 7, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Craig, Locke
by Meehan, James. Locke Craig, governor and legislator, was born in Bertie County of Scottish heritage. His paternal ancestors had come in 1749 from Ireland to Orange County, where they played an active role in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Craig, Locke (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. Bertie native and Buncombe resident Locke Craig (1860-1924), the first governor from the mountain region since Zebulon B. Vance, made transportation improvements and conservation efforts the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Daniel, Robert
by Price, William S., Jr. Daniel, Robert by William S. Price, Jr., 1986 d. May 1718 See also: Robert Daniel, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Robert Daniel, a prominent figure in the politics of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniel, Robert
by Daniels, Dennis F. The brief tenure of Robert Daniel (1646-1718) as North Carolina governor was marked with tension between Anglicans and non-Anglicans and between Indians and colonists. The tensions eventually erupted [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Davie, William Richardson
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Davie, William Richardson by Blackwell P. Robinson, 1986 22 June 1756–5 Nov. 1820 See also: William Richardson Davie, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History William Richardson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davie, William Richardson
by Angley, Wilson. William Richardson Davie (1756-1820), who had a distinguished record in the Revolution, guided the creation of the University of North Carolina and is known as the “Father of the University.” Born on [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Dobbs, Arthur
by Davis, Richard Beale. Arthur Dobbs, colonial governor of North Carolina, surveyor-general of Ireland, promoter of exploration for a Northwest Passage, and scholar and scientist, was a son of the Enlightenment and one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dobbs, Arthur
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Arthur Dobbs (1689-1765) arrived at his post as royal governor with the colonies on the brink of war and brought with him the instructions, money and supplies to get North Carolina involved in any [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Drummond, William
by Paschal, Herbert R. William Drummond, first governor of the County of Albemarle, was born in Scotland where he apparently received a sound education. He went to Virginia about 1637 as an indentured servant of Theodore [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drummond, William (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Daniels, Dennis F. William Drummond (ca. 1620-1677), first governor of Albemarle County, was given the responsibility by the Lords Proprietors to establish a government. He proved to be a capable leader whose efforts [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Dudley, Edward Bishop
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Dudley, Edward Bishop by Daniel M. McFarland, 1986 15 Dec. 1789–30 Oct. 1855 See also: Edward Bishop Dudley, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Edward Bishop Dudley, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dudley, Edward Bishop (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Edward Bishop Dudley (1789-1855) was the first governor of North Carolina elected by the vote of the people.  He was born on December 15, 1789, a few miles north of Jacksonville in Onslow [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Easley, Michael Francis (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. The first chief executive inaugurated in the twenty-first century and the first born after World War II, Michael Francis Easley (1950- ) guided the state as it transitioned from an agricultural and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Eastchurch (Esthurt), Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Eastchurch (Esthurt), surveyor general in the North Carolina colony and speaker of the Assembly, was commissioned governor but died without taking office. Described by the Carolina Proprietors [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eastchurch, Thomas
by Daniels, Dennis F. Thomas Eastchurch (d. ca. January 1678) became Albemarle’s governor with cunning and the aid of the proprietary faction. Little is known about his family background; however, the Lords Proprietors [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Eden, Charles
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Eden, Charles by Jaquelin Drane Nash, 1986 1673–26 Mar. 1722 See also Charles Eden, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Charles Eden, governor of North Carolina under the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eden, Charles
by Daniels, Dennis F. Charles Eden (1673-1722) was governor of North Carolina during a period of progressive change. Although there are but a few surviving records generated by Eden personally, most of those [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Ehringhaus, John Christoph Blucher
by Morgan, Thomas S. John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus, legislator, solicitor of the First Judicial District, and governor of North Carolina during the early New Deal, was born in Elizabeth City, the son of Erskine and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ehringhaus, John Christoph Blucher (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. A fiscal conservative, John Christoph Blucher Ehringhaus (1882-1949) balanced the state’s budget during the worst economic crisis since Reconstruction while offering nominal if unenthusiastic support [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Ellis, John Willis
by Tolbert, Noble J. John Willis Ellis, legislator, superior court judge, and governor, son of Anderson and Judith Bailey Ellis, was born in the section of eastern Rowan County that later became part of Davidson County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ellis, John Willis (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. John Willis Ellis (1820-1861) led North Carolina out of the Union and into the Confederacy. The son of Anderson and Judith Bailey Ellis, he was born on November 23, 1820, in eastern Rowan County [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Everard, Richard
by Daniels, Dennis F. SIR RICHARD EVERARD Governor: 1725-1731 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2004. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Sir Richard Everard, Dictionary of [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Everard, Sir Richard
by Powell, William S. Everard, Sir Richard by William S. Powell, 1986 24 June 1683–17 Feb. 1733 See also: Sir Richard Everard, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Sir Richard Everard, governor, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fowle, Daniel Gould (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. The first governor to occupy the new Executive Mansion, Daniel Gould Fowle (1831-1891) died just over two years into his term of office. The fourth child of Samuel Richardson and Martha Marsh Fowle, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Franklin, Jesse
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Franklin, Jesse by Daniel M. McFarland, 1986 24 Mar. 1760–31 Aug. 1823 See also: Jesse Franklin, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Jesse Franklin, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Franklin, Jesse
by Angley, Wilson. JESSE FRANKLIN Governor: 1820-1821 by Wilson Angley Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2005. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Jesse Franklin, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. O. Max Gardner (1882-1947), whose political organization dominated state politics for a generation, took office only months before the stock market crash of 1929 and responded to the economic crisis [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (O. Max)
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (O. Max) by Richard L. Watson, Jr., 1986 22 Mar. 1882–6 Feb. 1947 See also: Oliver Maxwell Gardner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Oliver Maxwell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gibbs (Gibbes, Gibs), John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Gibbs (Gibbes, Gibs), acting governor, presumably was the John Gibbs of Norwich, England, whom the Proprietors of Carolina named to the nobility of their province, with the rank of cacique, on 9 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gibbs's Rebellion
by Morton, Patrick, Butler, Lindley S. Gibbs's Rebellion in July 1690 was one of several rebellions and attempted coups in North Carolina's turbulent political environment during the Proprietary period. It occurred at the time of King [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gibbs, John
by Daniels, Dennis F. JOHN GIBBS Governor: 1689-1690 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2005. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: John Gibbs (Gibbes, Gibs), Gibbs's [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Glenn, Robert Brodnax
by Cotten, Alice R. Robert Brodnax Glenn, attorney, state political leader, and governor, was the son of Chalmers L. and Annie S. Dodge Glenn of Rockingham County. Chalmers Glenn, a tobacco planter and lawyer, became a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glenn, Robert Brodnax (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. While a champion of educational progress and railroad regulation, Governor Robert Brodnax Glenn (1854-1920) most effectively used the powers of his office to advance the cause of prohibition, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Glover, William
by Powell, William S. William Glover, acting governor, councillor, and judge, moved to the Albemarle region of North Carolina prior to 1690 from Henrico County, Va., where he was a justice in 1688. He owned land there on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Glover, William
by Daniels, Dennis F. William Glover (d. prior to October 1712), an attorney, had a long career as a public servant, culminating his selection as acting deputy governor following the dismissal of Governor Thomas Cary. [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Governors of North Carolina
by Case, Steven. NCpedia has two articles on most of North Carolina's Governors, one by the Research Branch of the Office of Archives and History (RB, OAH), and one from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography [...] (from NCpedia.)
Graham, William Alexander
by Williams, Max R. Graham, William Alexander by Max R. Williams, 1986 5 Sept. 1804–11 Aug. 1875 See also: William Alexander Graham, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, William Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graham, William Alexander (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. In addition to serving as governor, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of the Navy, William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) was the Whig nominee for Vice-President in 1852.  The son of Gen. Joseph and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Harvey, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Harvey, Proprietary governor of Albemarle, was probably born in Warwickshire, England, the son of Thomas and Mary Harvey who received a grant on Harvey's Neck, James City County, Va., in July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, John
by Daniels, Dennis F. John Harvey (d. December 1679) became governor in 1679 as the Lords Proprietors sought to restore Albemarle’s legitimate government following Culpeper’s Rebellion. Harvey, son of Thomas and Mary [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Harvey, Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Harvey, deputy governor, Council member, and justice of the General Court and of the county court of Albemarle, was the son of John and Mary Harvey of the Heath, in Snitterfield Parish, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harvey, Thomas
by Daniels, Dennis F. THOMAS HARVEY Governor: 1694-1699 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2005. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Instructions to Royal Governors; [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hasell, James
by Price, William S., Jr. James Hasell, judge, councillor, and acting governor, was a native of Bristol, England, the son of James Hasell, a merchant. He served an apprenticeship in Bristol from 1714 to 1721. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hasell, James (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. James Hasell (d. 1785) was the acting governor in the summer of 1771 after William Tryon departed for his new post in New York and while Josiah Martin was delayed due to illness. He served as [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hawkins, William
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. William Hawkins, lawyer and governor of North Carolina, was born at Pleasant Hill in Granville (now Vance) County, the oldest of seven sons of Philemon III and Lucy Davis Hawkins. He was the grandson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, William (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. William Hawkins (1777-1819) was governor during the War of 1812. He was born in present-day Vance (then Granville) County on October 20, 1777, being one of twelve children of Philemon Hawkins III and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hodges, Luther Hartwell
by Dunn, Charles. Luther Hartwell Hodges, businessman, lieutenant governor, governor, secretary of commerce, and civic leader, was born at Cascade, Pittsylvania County, Va., the son of John James and Lovicia Gammon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hodges, Luther Hartwell (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. After a career in business, Luther H. Hodges (1898-1974) made industrial development the hallmark of his administration and was instrumental in the establishment of the Research Triangle Park. The [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hoey, Clyde Roark
by Gatton, T. Harry. Clyde Roark Hoey, printer, newspaper publisher, state legislator, attorney general, governor, congressman, and U.S. senator, was born in Shelby, the fifth child of Mary Charlotte and Samuel Alberta [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoey, Clyde Roark (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. Clyde R. Hoey (1877-1954) is remembered for his oratory, courtly manner, long white hair, and distinctive style of dress, replete with swallow-tail coat, striped pants, wing collar, high-topped [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Holden, Joseph William
by Raper, Horace W. Joseph William Holden, poet, newspaperman, and state political leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of William Woods and Ann Augusta Young Holden. He attended the Lovejoy School in Raleigh and later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden, William Woods
by Raper, Horace W. Holden, William Woods by Horace W. Raper, 1988 24 Nov. 1818–2 Nov. 1892 See also: William Woods Holden, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History William Woods Holden, printer, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holden, William Woods (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. William Woods Holden (1818-1892), the illegitimate son of Thomas Holden and Priscilla Woods, was born on November 24, 1818, near Hillsborough. From age six, he lived with his father and stepmother, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Holmes, Gabriel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Gabriel Holmes, lawyer, governor, and congressman, was a native of Duplin (now Sampson) County. He attended Zion Parnassus Academy in Rowan County and for a time was a student at Harvard. Afterwards [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holmes, Gabriel
by Angley, Wilson. Gabriel Holmes (1769-1829) adopted a Jeffersonian view the importance of the agrarian life. He was the father of Theophilus H. Holmes, a Confederate general. Born in present-day Sampson (then Duplin) [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Holshouser Jr., James Eubert (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. The first Republican elected governor of North Carolina in the twentieth century, James E. Holshouser, Jr. (1934- ) extended rural health care, expanded kindergarten and community college programs, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Holt, Thomas Michael
by Holt, Rachel Y. Thomas Michael Holt, textile manufacturer, legislator, and governor, was born at Locust Grove in Alamance (formerly Orange) County, near the site where the Regulators fought in 1771. He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Holt, Thomas Michael (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Taking office upon the unexpected death of Governor Daniel G. Fowle, Thomas Michael Holt (1831-1896) employed skills developed as a textile leader to captain the ship of state. The second of Edwin [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Howell, Rednap
by Johnson, Elmer D. Rednap Howell, "poet of the Regulators," moved to North Carolina from New Jersey, probably in the early 1760s. He settled first in present Chatham County, then moved about 1768 to what is now [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt Jr., James Baxter (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. The first North Carolina governor elected to consecutive four-year terms and the state’s longest serving chief executive with sixteen years in office, James B. Hunt, Jr. (1937- ) assumed the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hyde, Edward
by Paschal, Herbert R., Jr. Edward Hyde, first to hold the office of governor of North Carolina, was probably born at the family estate of Norbury Manor in Cheshire County, England. He inherited the family manors of Norbury and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hyde, Edward
by Daniels, Dennis F. Edward Hyde (1667-1712) was the first Governor of the colony of North Carolina separate and distinct from South Carolina. His brief tenure was dominated by turmoil and violence owing to a revolt led [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Iredell Jr., James
by Angley, Wilson. James Iredell Jr. (1788-1853) was born in Edenton on November 2, 1788, to parents of the highest social and political standing. His father, James Iredell Sr., was a prominent Federalist leader and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Iredell, James, Jr.
by Crabtree, Beth. James Iredell, Jr., U.S. senator, North Carolina governor, general of state militia, and Superior Court judge, was born in Edenton. His father was James Iredell, Sr., well-known jurist and member of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
It's a Damn Long Time between Drinks
by Mills, Jerry Leath. "It's a Damn Long Time between Drinks" is the famous statement allegedly made by North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead during a tense visit from South Carolina governor James H. Hammond in the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas
by Parker, June Dunn. Thomas Jarvis, landowner, member of the Grand Council, and deputy governor of the Albemarle, was one of the earliest settlers in the Carolinas. His birthplace, birthdate, and parents are unknown [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas
by Daniels, Dennis F. THOMAS JARVIS Governor: 1691-1694 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2005. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Thomas Jarvis, Dictionary of North [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan
by Parker, June Dunn. Jarvis, Thomas Jordan by June Dunn Parker, 1988 18 Jan. 1836–17 June 1915 See also: Thomas Jordan Jarvis, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Thomas Jordan Jarvis, teacher, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Thomas Jordan Jarvis (1836-1915) has the distinction of sharing his name with an ancestor, proprietary governor Thomas Jarvis, whose tenure extended from 1691 to 1694.  While serving as [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Jenkins, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Jenkins, Proprietary governor of Albemarle County, was born in England and may have been the John Jenkins who was graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, in 1642. On 14 May 1653, he patented [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jenkins, John
by Daniels, Dennis F. John Jenkins (d. December 17, 1681) served more times as proprietary governor than any other person, taking the seat no less than four times. He achieved power with the backing of the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Johnston, Gabriel
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Gabriel Johnston, second royal governor of North Carolina, was born in Southdean, Borders Region, Scotland, where he was baptized on 28 Feb. 1698, the son of the Reverend Samuel and Isobel Hall [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Gabriel (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Gabriel Johnston (ca. 1698-17 July 1752) served longer than any Governor in North Carolina’s history, eighteen years. Even more remarkable is that, due to problems collecting the quitrents that paid [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Johnston, Samuel
by Bair, Anna Withers. Johnston, Samuel by Anna Withers Bair, 1988 15 Dec. 1733–17 Aug. 1816 See also: Samuel Johnston, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Samuel Johnston, Revolutionary War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Samuel
by Angley, Wilson. SAMUEL JOHNSTON Governor: 1787-1789 by Wilson Angley Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2007. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Samuel Johnston, Dictionary of North [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Jones, Edward
by London, Lawrence F. Edward Jones, legislator and lawyer, was born in Lisburn, Ireland. He was the second son of Dr. Conway and Mary Wray Todd Jones and the brother of William Todd Jones, the Irish patriot. On his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, William Walton
by Green, C. Sylvester. William Walton Kitchin, lawyer, congressman, and governor of North Carolina, was born in rural Halifax County near Scotland Neck, the son of William Hodge and Maria Figus Arrington Kitchin. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kitchin, William Walton (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. Member of a Halifax County family prominent in North Carolina politics for three generations, William Walton Kitchin (1866-1924) focused the state’s attention on economic reform just as his [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Lane, Ralph
by Daniels, Dennis F. RALPH LANE Governor: 1585-1586 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2006. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also Sir Ralph Lane, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Long, Jacob Elmer
by Derohan, Geoffrey A. Jacob Elmer Long, lieutenant governor, legislator, and attorney, was born in Yanceyville, the son of Jacob A. and Esta Teague Long. He received his early schooling at Graham College (1888–90) and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ludwell, Philip
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Philip Ludwell, governor of North Carolina, governor of South Carolina, and Council member, secretary of state, and speaker of the House of Burgesses in Virginia, was the son of Thomas and Jane [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ludwell, Philip
by Daniels, Dennis F. Philip Ludwell (ca. 1638-1723) was a career public servant who served both Virginia and Carolina. In Virginia, Ludwell was a secretary of state, commander of the militia, and a member of the House of [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Manly, Charles
by Mitchell, Memory F. Charles Manly, lawyer, governor, and treasurer of The University of North Carolina, was born in Chatham County. His father was Basil Manly, a native Marylander of Scottish ancestry who served in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manly, Charles (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Charles Manly (1795-1871) presided over the decline and fall of the Whig Party in North Carolina. The son of Basil and Elizabeth Maultsby Manly, he was born on May 13, 1795 at Oak Mont, the family [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Martin, Alexander (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Alexander Martin (ca. 1739-1807) served nonconsecutive terms as governor in the late eighteenth century. He was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, the eldest son of Hugh Martin and the former Jane [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Martin, James Grubbs (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. The election of Republican James G. Martin (1935- ) to two consecutive four-year terms as governor reflected the fact that North Carolina was no longer a one-party state. A political moderate and the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Martin, Josiah
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Josiah Martin, last royal governor of North Carolina, was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Colonel Samuel and Sarah Wyke Irish Martin of Greencastle, Antigua, West Indies. He was a scion of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Martin, Josiah
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Josiah Martin (1737-1786), the last royal governor of North Carolina, aroused sentiment for independence in North Carolina through his inflexible loyalty to the crown. He was born in April 1737 in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
McLean, Angus Wilton
by Underwood, Evelyn. Angus Wilton McLean, lawyer, businessman, and governor, was born on a farm in Robeson County, the son of Archibald Alexander and Caroline Amanda Purcell McLean and a descendant of a proud line of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, Angus Wilton (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. With a background in finance and business, Angus Wilton McLean (1870-1935) introduced into state government sound fiscal management, substantially revising the budget process and reorganizing state [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
McRae, John Jones
by Bell, John L., Jr. McRae, John Jones by John L. Bell, Jr., 1991 10 Jan. 1815–31 May 1868 John Jones McRae, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mercer, George
by Powell, William S. Mercer, George by William S. Powell, 1991 23 June 1733–Apr. 1784 George Mercer, Virginia officer and lieutenant governor of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Thomas
by Daniels, Dennis F. Thomas Miller (d. ca. 1685) served as Albemarle’s governor for about six months in 1677, during which time his government was overthrown in an uprising known as Culpeper’s Rebellion. Miller [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Miller, William
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. William Miller, governor, legislator, and diplomatic agent, was born in Warren County, the second son of Thomas Miller, Jr., and his first wife, who appears to have been a daughter of Allen Love of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, William (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. After his term as governor, William Miller (ca. 1783-1825) was appointed to a diplomatic position in Central America but died en route to taking up the post. Born in Warren County, he was the second [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Moore, Dan Killian (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. With years of experience on the bench, Dan K. Moore (1906-1986) brought to the Governor’s Office during the turbulent 1960s a calm, judicial temperament and a moderately conservative approach to [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Moore, Gabriel
by Rodenbough, Charles D. Moore, Gabriel by Charles D. Rodenbough, 1991 1785–6 Aug. 1844 Gabriel Moore, congressman, U.S. senator, and governor of Alabama, was born in Surry [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Motley
by Kearney, H. Thomas, Jr. Morehead, John Motley by H. Thomas Kearney, Jr., 1991 4 July 1796–27 Aug. 1866 See also: Blandwood, John Motley Morehead, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History John Motley [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morehead, John Motley (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. John Motley Morehead (1796-1866), builder of the magnificent “Blandwood” estate in Greensboro and the first governor inaugurated in the present Capitol, presided over an era of industrial development [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Morrison, Cameron
by Magruder, Nathaniel F. Morrison, Cameron by Nathaniel F. Magruder, 1991 5 Oct. 1869–20 Aug. 1953 See also: Cameron Morrison, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Cameron Morrison, governor, U.S. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morrison, Cameron (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. In a public career spanning fifty years, Cameron Morrison (1869-1953) served as United States Senator and Representative as well as governor, but is best remembered for highway and school [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Naming Places in Early Carolina
by Poteat, RaeLana. In 1663 Charles II, king of England, granted a large swath of land, part of which would become the state of North Carolina, to eight noblemen who had helped him regain the throne. (The area's name, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Nash, Abner
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Abner Nash, Patriot and second governor of the state of North Carolina, was born at Templeton Manor, his family's plantation near Farmville in Prince Edward County, Va. His father, John Nash, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Abner (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Abner Nash (ca. 1740-1786) succeeded Richard Caswell to become the second governor of the young state. He was born in present-day Prince Edward (then Amelia) County, Virginia. Of Welsh extraction, he [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Newland, William Calhoun
by Tyner, David H. William Calhoun Newland, lawyer, legislator, and lieutenant governor, was born near Marion in McDowell County. The Newland family had immigrated to the American colonies from Wales, and William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Place Names
by Hill, Michael. While it is common to find towns and counties in North Carolina named for Governors who held office prior to 1900, it is unlikely those places will be renamed for more recent Governors. Today, former [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Owen, John
by Owen, Guy. Owen, John by Guy Owen, 1991 August 1787–9 Oct. 1841 See also: John Owen, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History John Owen, farmer, politician, and governor, was born in Bladen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Owen, John (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. John Owen (1787-1841) presided over advances in internal improvements and education while governor and, post-term, turned down an offer to be the Whig vice-presidential candidate. Born in Bladen [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Pennington, John L.
by Powell, William S. John L. Pennington, newspaper editor and governor of the Dakota Territory, was born in Wake County, N.C. The names of his parents seem not to be recorded, but he probably was the son of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pollock, Thomas
by Gass, W. Conard. Thomas Pollock, lawyer, planter, colonial official, and acting governor of the colony of North Carolina, was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and a descendant of Pollok of Balgra, Renfrewshire, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pollock, Thomas
by Daniels, Dennis F. Thomas Pollock (1654-1722), one of North Carolina’s wealthiest and largest landowners during the proprietary period, served as chief executive following the deaths of Governors Edward Hyde and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Reed, William
by Stumpf, Vernon O. William Reed, acting governor, president of the Council, Proprietor's deputy, Church of England vestryman, and Virginia–North Carolina boundary commissioner, probably came to the colony from England. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reed, William
by Daniels, Dennis F. William Reed (ca. 1670-1728) began serving as a Proprietor’s deputy and member of the Council in 1712, and from October 7, 1722 until his death was President of the Council. As president, he served [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Reid, David Settle
by Butler, Lindley S. David Settle Reid, antebellum governor and U.S. senator, was the son of Reuben and Elizabeth Settle Reid of Rockingham County. He was the nephew of Thomas Settle, Sr., U.S. congressman and superior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, David Settle (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. David Settle Reid (19 April 1813-18 June 1891), in addition to being governor, served in both houses of Congress; his long political career extended beyond the era of Reconstruction. The oldest son [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Renfrow, William Cary
by Powell, William S. William Cary Renfrow, governor of Oklahoma Territory, was born in Smithfield, the son of Perry and Lucinda Hawkins Atkinson Rentfrow [sic ]. After attending local schools young Renfrow volunteered [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rice, Nathaniel
by Price, William S., Jr. Nathaniel Rice, colonial official, entered North Carolina from England early in 1731. Previously (ca. 1725) he had visited and acquired property in South Carolina. Rice carried with him commissions [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rice, Nathaniel (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Nathaniel Rice (d. January 1753) came to North Carolina from England in 1731 with commissions as royal councillor and provincial secretary. He had procured these through the influence of his [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Robinson, James Lowrie
by Bromberg, Alan B. James Lowrie Robinson, legislator, lieutenant governor, and railroad champion, was born in Franklin, Macon County, the son of James, a merchant and native of Tennessee, and Matilda Lowrie Robinson, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rowan, Matthew
by Stephens, H. Kenneth. Matthew Rowan, colonial official and acting governor, of Scottish descent but born in Ireland, was the son of the Reverend John Rowan and his wife, Margaret Stewart of County Antrim, Ireland. It is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rowan, Matthew (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Matthew Rowan (d. April 1760), longtime member of the executive council, became President of the Council and acting governor upon the death of Nathaniel Rice and served in that capacity for nearly [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Runnels, Hiram George
by Bullock, J. Marshall. Hiram George Runnels, governor of Mississippi, was born in North Carolina but moved with his family first to Georgia and later, in 1810, to Mississippi. His father, Harmon Runnels, had served with [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell Jr., Daniel Lindsay (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Daniel Lindsay Russell, Jr. (1845-1908) was elected to office by the uneasy “Fusion” alliance of Republicans and Populists in the bitter and racially charged election of 1896. The “Maverick [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Russell, Daniel Lindsay
by Evans, William Mckee. Russell, Daniel Lindsay by William McKee Evans, 1994 7 Aug. 1845–14 May 1908 See also: Daniel Lindsay Russell, Jr., Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Daniel Lindsay [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruth, Earl Baker
by Powell, William S. Ruth, Earl Baker by William S. Powell, 1994 7 Feb. 1916–15 Aug. 1989 Earl Baker Ruth, congressman, college professor, and governor [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanford, Terry (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by . Terry Sanford (1917-1998), the youngest governor since Charles B. Aycock and the first born in the twentieth century, heralded a “New Day” for the state in his inaugural address. He was elected the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Scales, Alfred Moore
by Downs, Alan C. Alfred Moore Scales, lawyer, legislator, congressman, soldier, governor, and banker, was born in Reidsville, Rockingham County. His parents were Robert H. Scales, whose father, Nathaniel, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scales, Alfred Moore (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Alfred Moore Scales (1827-1892) served with distinction in the Confederate army, in the legislature, and in Congress before his election as governor in 1884.  The son of Robert and Jane Bethel [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Scott, Robert Walter
by Hill, Michael. ROBERT WALTER SCOTT Governor: 1969-1973 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Scott, William Kerr
by Stewart, A. W. Scott, William Kerr by A. W. Stewart, 1994 17 Apr. 1896–16 Apr. 1958 See also: William Kerr Scott, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History William Kerr Scott, U.S. senator, North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scott, William Kerr (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. Agricultural leader and champion of rural North Carolinians or, as his supporters were known, the “Branchhead Boys,” W. Kerr Scott (1896-1958) inaugurated a new era of progressive reforms, chief [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Shelby Dynasty
by McCraw, Paul L. Shelby Dynasty by Paul L. McCraw, 2006 See also: Branchhead Boys. The Shelby Dynasty, a political machine named for its locus in the town of Shelby, controlled state government for 20 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Benjamin
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. Smith, Benjamin by Dorothy Fremont Grant, 1994 10 Jan. 1756–26 Jan. 1826 See also: Benjamin Smith, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Benjamin Smith, governor, lawyer, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Benjamin (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Benjamin Smith (1756-1826) owned what is now Bald Head Island and was once known as Smith’s Island. Born on January 10, 1756, in present-day Brunswick (then New Hanover) County, he came from a family [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Sothel (or Sothell, Southwell), Seth
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. The plan discussed in Shaftesbury's letter was never executed, probably because Sothel found a more promising opportunity in North Carolina. About October 1677 he became one of the Lords Proprietors [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sothel, Seth
by Daniels, Dennis F. SETH SOTHEL Governor: 1678; 1682-1689 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2006. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also Seth Sothel (or Sothell, Southwell), [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Spaight Jr., Richard Dobbs (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Richard Dobbs Spaight Jr. (1796-1850) was the son of Richard Dobbs Spaight, governor from 1792 to 1795, and was the last governor to be elected by the General Assembly. His mother was the former Mary [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Spaight, Richard Dobbs
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Spaight, Richard Dobbs by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1994 25 Mar. 1758–6 Sept. 1802 See also: Richard Dobbs Spaight, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History; Stanly-Spaight [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Richard Dobbs Jr.
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Spaight, Richard Dobbs, Jr. by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1994 1796–17 Nov. 1850 See also: Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Richard Dobbs Spaight, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Sr., Richard Dobbs (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Richard Dobbs Spaight (1758-1802), a signer of the United States Constitution and the first native-born governor, was the father of Richard Dobbs Spaight Jr., who served as governor, 1835-1836. Of [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Stanly-Spaight Duel
by Bell-Kite, Diana. The Stanly-Spaight Duel by Diana Bell-Kite NC Museum of History, [...] (from NCpedia.)
Stephens (Stevens), Samuel
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Stephens (Stevens), Samuel by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1994 ca. 1629–70 See also: Samuel Stephens, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Samuel Stephens (Stevens), governor of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stephens, Samuel
by Daniels, Dennis F. SAMUEL STEPHENS Governor: 1662-1664; 1667-1670 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2005. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Samuel Stephens, Dictionary [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Stokes, Montfort
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Montfort Stokes, Revolutionary veteran, U.S. senator, governor, and Indian commissioner, was born in Lunenburg County, Va., the eleventh child of David and Sarah Montfort Stokes of Halifax County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stokes, Montfort (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Montfort Stokes (1762-1842) served in the U.S. Senate prior to his term as governor, a post from which he resigned in 1832 to accept President’s Andrew Jackson’s appointment as chairman of a federal [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Stone, David
by Taylor, Melonie Johnson. David Stone, governor, congressman, senator, legislator, and justice, was born in Bertie County of English ancestry. He was the son of Zedekiah and Elizabeth Shivers (or Shriver) Hobson Stone. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stone, David
by Angley, Wilson. David Stone (1770-1818), a follower of Thomas Jefferson politically, was the builder of the now-restored Historic Hope plantation near Windsor. Born in Bertie County on February 1, 1770, he was the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Swain, David Lowry (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. David Lowry Swain (1801-1868) had a long tenure as president of the University of North Carolina (1835-1868) after his service as the state’s chief executive. He was born in Buncombe County on [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Tryon, William
by Dill, Alonzo Thomas. William Tryon, professional soldier and governor of the province of North Carolina and New York on the eve of the Revolution, was born at Norbury Park in Surrey, England. His father was Charles [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tryon, William
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. William Tryon (1729-January 27, 1788), royal governor of both North Carolina and New York, served the two colonies during times of controversy and conflict. Tryon was born in Surrey, England, to [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Tucker, Tilghman Mayfield
by Powell, William S. Tilghman Mayfield Tucker, congressman and governor of Mississippi, was born near Lime Stone Springs, the son of John, a farmer, and Margaret Mayfield Tucker. The family moved to Mississippi when he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, James
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Turner, James by Roy Parker, Jr., 1996 20 Dec. 1766–15 Jan. 1824 See also: James Turner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History James Turner, farmer, legislator, U.S. senator, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, James (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. James Turner (1766-1824) was a friend and ally of United States Senator Nathaniel Macon. Turner was born on December 20, 1766, in present-day Warren (then Bute) County, the son of Thomas and Rebecca [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Umstead, William Bradley
by Stewart, A. W. Umstead, William Bradley by A. W. Stewart, 1996 13 May 1895–7 Nov. 1954 See also: William Bradley Umstead, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History William Bradley Umstead, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Umstead, William Bradley (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. A veteran of both houses of the United States Congress, William B. Umstead (1895-1954) suffered a heart attack two days after his inauguration as governor and spent much of his twenty-two month term [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Vance, Zebulon Baird
by Barrett, John G. Zebulon Baird Vance, Confederate soldier, governor of North Carolina, congressman, and U.S. senator, was the third child and second son of David and Mira Baird Vance. He was born in the old homestead [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vance, Zebulon Baird (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. ZEBULON BAIRD VANCE Governor: 1862-1865; 1877-1879 by Jerry L. Cross Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2007. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: Zebulon Baird Vance, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Walker, Henderson
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Walker, Henderson by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1996 ca. 1659–14 Apr. 1704 See also Henderson Walker, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Walker, Henderson
by Daniels, Dennis F. Henderson Walker (ca. 1659-1704), during “whose administration ye province injoyed that tranquility which is to be wished it may never want,” worked to establish the Church of England as a government [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
White, John
by Quinn, David B. John White, colonizer and artist, who was closely associated between 1585 and 1590 with the area that became North Carolina, has not been firmly identified, but arms granted to him in 1587 are those [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, John (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Daniels, Dennis F. JOHN WHITE Governor: 1587-1590 by Dennis F. Daniels Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, 2006. http://www.ncmarkers.com See also: John White, Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Wilkinson, Henry
by Daniels, Dennis F. The Lords Proprietors commissioned Captain Henry Wilkinson (b. ca. 1620) as governor of Albemarle in November 1680 with the hope that he would restore peace. Wilkinson made all the preparations to [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Williams, Benjamin
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Williams, Benjamin by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1996 1 Jan. 1751–20 July 1814 See also: Benjamin Williams, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Benjamin Williams, governor, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Benjamin (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Angley, Wilson. Benjamin Williams (1 January 1751-20 July 1814) served as governor in nonconsecutive terms. Born in Johnston County on January 1, 1751, he was son of John Williams and the former Ferebee Pugh. [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Williams, Robert
by Butler, Lindley S. Williams, Robert by Lindley S. Butler, 1996 ca. 1770–25 Jan. 1836 See also:  Williams, Lewis; Williams, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Warren
by White, Christopher Lewis. Warren Winslow, governor of North Carolina, congressman, and lawyer, was born and raised in Fayetteville, the son of John, magistrate of Fayetteville, and Caroline Martha Winslow. He had one brother, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Warren (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Warren Winslow (1810-1862) served as governor for less than one month, the shortest term of any of the state’s chief executives. The son of John and Caroline Martha Winslow, he was born in [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Worth, Jonathan (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Cross, Jerry L. Jonathan Worth (1802-1869) found his Quaker upbringing and temperament tested by the trials of Reconstruction. The first of Dr. David and Eunice Gardner Worth’s twelve children, Jonathan Worth was [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Yeamans, Sir John
by Butler, Lindley S., Paschal, Herbert R. Yeamans, Sir John by Lindley S. Butler and Herbert R. Paschal, 1996 February 1611–August 1674 Sir John Yeamans, Proprietary governor of Carolina and landgrave, was born in Bristol, England, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
by Tate, David. Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace, a North Carolina State Historic Site established in 1955 and located 12 miles northeast of Asheville on Reems Creek Road near Weaverville, serves as a memorial to North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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