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Gabriel HOLMES

(1769-1829)

HOLMES, Gabriel, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Clinton, Sampson County, N.C., in 1769; attended Zion Parnassus Academy in Rowan County and Harvard University; studied law in Raleigh, N.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Clinton, N.C.; served in the State house of commons 1794 and 1795; member of the State senate 1797-1802, 1812, and 1813; Governor of North Carolina 1821-1824; elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1825, until his death near Clinton, Sampson County, N.C., September 26, 1829; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twentieth Congress); interment in the family burial plot on his estate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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