William Woods Holden

William Woods Holden

Birth
Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Mar 1892 (aged 73)
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8091394 · View Source
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North Carolina Governor. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841, established a successful career in Raleigh, North Carolina and was owner-editor of the North Carolina Standard. He served as a member of the North Carolina House of Commons, (1846-47) and at the advent of the Civil War, he served as a delegate to the 1861 Secession Convention. With the end of the Civil War, President Andrew Johnson appointed him the Provisional 38th Governor of North Carolina, serving May 29, 1865 to December 15, 1865. In 1868, he was elected as a Republican the 40th governor of North Carolina, serving until 1870. After leaving office, he resumed his newspaper career and in 1873, was appointed by President Ulysses Grant as Postmaster of Raleigh, North Carolina, a post he held until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



Inscription

Front:
W. W. HOLDEN
1818 - 1892
LOUISA V. HARRISON
HIS WIFE
1830 - 1900

"THERE REMAINETH THEREFORE
A REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD"

HOLDEN

Reverse:
HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP


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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 16 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8091394
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Woods Holden (24 Nov 1818–1 Mar 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8091394, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .