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  Dockery, Oliver H.
NameOliver H. Dockery
Rockingham, North Carolina , United States
Born August 12, 1830
DiedMarch 21, 1906 (75 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 21, 2015 09:11pm
Info(son of Alfred Dockery), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., August 12, 1830; attended the public schools and Wake Forest (N.C.) College; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1848; studied law, but never practiced; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1858 and 1859; served for a short time in the Confederate service, but withdrew and advocated sustaining the Federal Government.

U.S. Representative (R-NC) 1868-1871; chairman, Committee on the Freedmen’s Bureau (Forty-first Congress).

Nominee U.S. House (R-NC) 1870.

Resumed agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1875.

Candidate for Governor (R-NC) 1888.

United States consul general at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1889-1893; resumed agricultural pursuits.

Contender for nomination for Governor (R-NC) 1896; after narrowly losing the nomination, ran for Lt. Governor (Pop-NC) 1896.

Died in Baltimore, Md., March 21, 1906; interment in the family cemetery at Mangum, Richmond County, N.C.



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