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Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894) Encyclopedia

Widely hailed as the South’s most prominent politician during the Civil War and post-bellum periods, Zebulon Baird Vance’s decorated career as a public servant included positions in the military, the Governor of North Carolina, and a U.S. Senator.

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Henderson Walker (1659 - 1704) Encyclopedia

Governor of North Carolina from 1699-1703, when North Carolina was still under proprietary rule, Henderson Walker is known for being the executive during a time of economic growth and overall peace.  However, his efforts to have the Anglican denomination become the official church of the colony angered a few and contributed greatly, some argue, to the later Cary Rebellion.

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Benjamin Williams (1751-1814) Encyclopedia

A Revolutionary War Patriot, North Carolina Governor, and U.S. Congressman, Williams used a middle-of-the-road strategy to achieve political success with Federalists and Republicans while serving as Governor.

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Warren Winslow (1810-1862) Encyclopedia

A Fayetteville native, Winslow served as governor of North Carolina for less than a month (25 days).  After serving the shortest gubernatorial term in North Carolina history, Winslow later served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1855-1861), advised Governor John Ellis (1861), and became chairman of the state’s Military and Naval Board during the Civil War.

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Jonathan Worth (1802-1869) Encyclopedia

A Randolph County native, Jonathan Worth was a Reconstruction Governor.  During the antebellum era, Worth as a state legislator stood against nullification and refused to attend the state secession convention.  He became a reluctant Confederate, however.  After the South was divided into military districts, Worth refused to run for reelection and was removed from office after William Holden's election.

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