Charles Holden Cowles

Charles Holden Cowles

Birth
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Death 2 Oct 1957 (aged 82)
Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 21895339 · View Source
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U.S. Representative (R-NC) (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911).

Son of Calvin Josiah Cowles and Ida Holden.

Cowles was the grandson of North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden (R) (1865;1868-1871) and the nephew of U.S. Rep. William Henry Harrison Cowles (D-NC).He attended Charlotte graded school, private schools, Wilkesboro Academy, and completed a commercial college course; member of the board of aldermen of Wilkesboro in 1897 and again in 1914; deputy clerk of the United States Court at Statesville and Charlotte 1899-1901; private secretary to Representative Edmond S. Blackburn 1901-1903; member of the State house of representatives 1904-1908, 1920-1924, 1928-1930, and 1932-1934; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; nominated in 1916 by the Progressive Republicans for the United States Senate but declined the nomination; established and published the Wilkes Patriot, Wilkesboro, N.C., 1906-1919; during the First World War served as a member of the Wilkes County council of defense; was a member of the State senate 1938-1940; served as chairman of War Price and Rationing Board No. 1 for Wilkes County from January 7, 1942, to September 15, 1945; appointed deputy clerk of the United States Court in Wilkesboro on April 1, 1941, and served until his retirement in October 1956.


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  • Created by: Josh Myers
  • Added: 2 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21895339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Holden Cowles (16 Jul 1875–2 Oct 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21895339, citing Saint Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Josh Myers (contributor 46840089) .