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Elias Carr

Born: Feb 25, 1839

Death: Jul 22, 1900

Birthplace: Edgecombe County

Nationality: United States

Elias Carr

Date of Birth : Feb 25, 1839
Date of Death : Jul 22, 1900
Birth Place : Edgecombe County

Elias Carr was the 48th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1893 to 1897. He was born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. A building on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill is named after him. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also attained a law degree from the University of Virginia and then returned to the 100 year old family plantation, Bracebridge Hall. He married Eleanor Kearney, the youngest daughter of William Kinchen Kearney and Benjamin Hardee James Marie Alston Kearney, in 1860 and was the father of six children: Dr. William Kearney Carr, John Buxton Carr, Mary Elizabeth Carr, Elias Carr, Eleanor Kearney Carr, and Annie Bruce Carr. Carr was a member of the board of directors of Rocky Mount Mills, trustee of N.C. College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, commissioner of the N.C. Geological Survey, agriculturist, and businessman. Carr became prominent as head of the state Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union. He was part of a more moderate or conservative faction of the Alliance that opposed splitting from Democrats to form a third party. In 1892, he defeated incumbent Gov.

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