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Curtis Hooks Brogden

Born: Nov 6, 1816

Death: Jan 5, 1901

Birthplace: Goldsboro

Nationality: United States

Curtis Hooks Brogden

Date of Birth : Nov 6, 1816
Date of Death : Jan 5, 1901
Birth Place : Goldsboro

Curtis Hooks Brogden was a yeoman farmer and politician, the 42nd Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1874 to 1877 during the Reconstruction era. He succeeded to the position after the death of Governor Tod R. Caldwell, after having been elected as the 2nd Lieutenant Governor of the state on the Republican ticket in 1872. Brogden had a long political career, first elected to state office in 1838 at the age of 22. Building a friendship with editor William Woods Holden of the North Carolina Standard, he served nearly without a break in various state offices and lastly as US Congressman, essentially retiring from politics in 1878. He was elected to one more term in the state legislature in 1886.

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