Political leaders (179)

Political leaders
Ammons, John
by Stroupe, Henry S. Ammons, John by Henry S. Stroupe, 1979 4 July 1831–9 Sept. 1914 John Ammons, Western North Carolina Baptist leader, was born in the Gabriel's Creek community of present Madison County, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armstrong, Martin
by Anderson, Jean B. Martin Armstrong, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and politician, was born in Augusta County, Va., the fourth son of James and Jean Armstrong, previously of Lancaster County, Pa. About 1750, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bagge, Traugott
by Hiester, Jan. Traugott Bagge, Moravian leader, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, the fourteenth and youngest child of merchant Lorenz Bagge and Anna Margaretha Calms. He was educated in the town schools and trained [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balch, Hezekiah James
by Troxler, George W., Dudley, Harold J. Hezekiah James Balch, Presbyterian clergyman and revolutionary leader, was born at Deer Creek, Hartford County, Md., the son of James and Ann Goodwin (or Goodwine) Balch. His brothers were the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Penelope
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Penelope Barker, revolutionary patriot, was born in Edenton, Chowan County. Her parents were Samuel Padgett, physician and planter, and Elizabeth. Penelope Barker's mother, Elizabeth Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barker, Thomas
by Martin, Michael G., Jr. Thomas Barker, lawyer and political leader, was born in the colony of Rhode Island. Little is known of his ancestry or life before he moved to North Carolina. He received legal training in Rhode [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barnes, Joshua
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. Joshua Barnes, justice, militia officer, and legislator, was born in Edgecombe County. His parents were Jesse Barnes and Edith Jordan, both from families long established in that area. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrow, William
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Barrow, William by Claiborne T. Smith, Jr., 1979; Revised by SLNC Government and Heritage Library, April 2023 26 Feb. 1765–19 Nov. 1823 William Barrow, Louisiana pioneer, representative, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Cullen Andrews
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Cullen Andrews Battle, lawyer, politician, and Confederate general, was born in Powelton, Ga., but removed with his parents to Irwinton, Ala., in 1836. His father, Dr. Cullen Battle, was a native of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Richard Henry
by Mitchell, Memory F. Richard Henry Battle, attorney and civic leader, was born in Louisburg, Franklin County, the son of William Horn and Lucy Martin Plummer Battle. His father was a justice of the North Carolina Supreme [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beal, Fred Erwin
by Veto, R. Beal, Fred Erwin by R. Veto, 1979 See also: Labor Unions- Part 1: Introduction; Gastonia Strike 1896–15 Nov. 1954 Fred Erwin Beal, union organizer for the National Textile Workers' Union [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Beard, John, Jr.
by Brawley, James S. John Beard, Jr., newspaper editor and politician, was born in Salisbury, the son of Lewis and Susan Dunn Beard. He was graduated from Yale University and was elected to the House of Commons from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by McKown, Harry W., Jr. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Robert
by Steelman, Bennett L. Robert Bingham, headmaster of Bingham School and educational advocate, was born in Hillsborough, the fourth child of William James Bingham, then principal of Hillsborough Academy, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bost, William Thomas ("Tom")
by Burns, Augustus M., III. William Thomas ("Tom") Bost, long-time columnist for the Greensboro Daily News, "Boswell to the state government," and one of the most widely known political reporters in the state's history, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Briggs, Willis Grandy
by Powell, William S. Willis Grandy Briggs, lawyer, newspaperman, and political leader, was born in Raleigh, the son of Thomas Henry and Sarah Grandy Briggs. He was educated at a school conducted by Charles C. Holden, at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brooks, Aubrey Lee
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Aubrey Lee Brooks, lawyer, politician, and author, was born at Bethel Hill near Roxboro, in Person County, of English and Ulster Scot ancestry. His father was Zachary Taylor Brooks, a physician, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bruton, John Fletcher
by Johnston, Hugh B., Jr. John Fletcher Bruton, lawyer, educator, banker, civic leader, and churchman, was born at Wentworth in Rockingham County, a son of the Reverend David Rasberry Bruton and his wife, Margaret Nixon, both [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, James Augustus
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Bryan, James Augustus by Gertrude S. Carraway, 1979 13 Sept. 1839–30 Jan. 1923 James Augustus Bryan, soldier, planter, and banker, was born in New Bern to James West Bryan and Ann Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bryan, Joseph Hunter
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Joseph Hunter Bryan, congressman and planter, was born in Windsor, Bertie County. He represented Bertie in the House of Commons in 1804, 1805, 1807, 1808, and 1809. He was a trustee of The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burges (Burgess), Dempsey
by Johnson, Elmer D. Burges (Burgess), Dempsey by Elmer D. Johnson, 1979; Revised November 2022. 1751–13 Jan. 1800 Dempsey Burges (Burgess), Revolutionary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burleson, Edward
by Pickens, Donald K. Edward Burleson, Texas politician and Indian fighter, was born in Buncombe County. After moves to Tennessee and Alabama in 1814, he went to Missouri, where he commanded a company of Howard County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burton, Robert
by Bernhardt, Jean A. Robert Burton, member of the Continental Congress, Revolutionary War officer, and planter, was born in Goochland County, Va., the son of Tabitha Minge and Hutchings Burton and perhaps the grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Busbee, Fabius Haywood
by Phillips, J. D. F. Fabius Haywood Busbee, attorney, was born in Raleigh, the second son of Perrin Busbee (October 22, 1816 - September 16, 1853) and Anne Eliza Gales Taylor (October 13, 1825 - [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cabe, John
by Anderson, Jean B. John Cabe, planter, miller, and politician, was probably born in Pennsylvania, the son of Barnaby and Elizabeth Perkins McCabe, later Cabe. The family moved into Orange County in the late 1750s. They [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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