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  Dudley, Edward B.
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NameEdward B. Dudley
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Wilmington, North Carolina , United States
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Born December 15, 1789
Died October 30, 1855 (65 years)
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Apr 10, 2009 06:36am
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InfoDUDLEY, Edward Bishop, a Governor of and Representative from North Carolina; born near Jacksonville, Onslow County, N.C., 12/15/1789; attended the local academy; member of the State house of commons 1811 and 1813; served in the State senate in 1814; during the War of 1812, served as lieutenant colonel of the Onslow Regiment of Volunteers; member of the State house of commons from Wilmington in 1816 and 1817

Presidential Elector (Peo-NC) 1824 and (D-NC) 1828, voting for Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun in both elections.

U.S. Representative (D-NC) 1829-1831

NC House of Commons 1834 and 1835

Organized the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Co. and was its first president

Governor (W-NC) 1837-1841, being the first Governor elected by popular vote instead of by the legislature

Resumed his former railroad pursuits; died in Wilmington, N.C., 10/30/1855; interment in Oak Dale Cemetery.

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  08/02/1838 NC Governor Won 64.15% (+28.55%)
  08/04/1836 NC Governor Won 53.56% (+7.14%)
  12/02/1829 NC District 05 - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/13/1829 NC District 05 Lost 47.77% (-4.46%)
  08/11/1814 NC St Senate - Onslow County Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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