William Woods HOLDEN

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American politician

AmericanBorn William Woods HOLDEN

38th and 40th Governor of North Carolina

Born on November 24, 1818 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA , United States

Died on November 02, 1892 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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Holden was born and raised near what is now Eno River State Park in present-day Orange County. At age of 10, he began a six-year apprenticeship with Dennis Heartt at the Hillsborough Recorder newspaper (in Hillsborough, North Carolina). By age 19, Holden was working as a printer and writer at the Raleigh Star, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841, and became a member of the Whig party. In 1843, he became owner and editor of the North Carolina Standard, changing its party affiliation to the Democratic party. When Holden took over the newspaper, it was struggling financially. Under his leadership, it became one of the most widely read newspapers in the state.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   Holden was born and raised near what is now Eno River State Park in present-day Orange County. At age of 10, he began a six-year apprenticeship with Dennis Heartt at the Hillsborough Recorder newspaper (in Hillsborough, North Carolina). By age 19, Holden was working as a printer and writer at the Raleigh Star, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841, and became a member of the Whig party. In 1843, he became owner and editor of the North Carolina Standard, changing its party affiliation to the Democratic party. When Holden took over the newspaper, it was struggling financially. Under his leadership, it became one of the most widely read newspapers in the state.



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