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Governors
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.)

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