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  NC Governor - Succession
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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type Appointment
Filing Deadline 00, 1870 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 15, 1870 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 15, 1870 - 08:00am Central
Term Start December 15, 1870 - 12:00am
Term End January 01, 1873 - 12:00am
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 13, 2007 04:43pm
Data SourcesNC Manual 1989, p. 471
Description Gov. Holden was impeached and removed as governor. Lt. Governor Caldwell assumed the office of Governor.

The Conservative Party gained control of the legislature in 1870, primarily due to its use of the Klan to discourage Republican turnout. The first actions of the legislature were to remove enough Republican legislators to give the Conservative Party a two-thirds margin. The legislature then proceeded to impeach the Governor for calling out the state militia to quell Klan activity during the 1870 election.

Note: the NC Manual has conflicting information about the date Holden turned the office over to Caldwell.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won04/21/1868
NameWilliam W. Holden Votes92,235 (55.49%)
Term07/01/1868 - 01/01/1873 Margin18,635 (+11.21%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won08/01/1872
NameTod R. Caldwell Votes98,630 (50.49%)
Term01/01/1873 - 01/01/1877 Margin1,899 (+0.97%)
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