Gabriel Holmes

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Gabriel Holmes (1769 - September 26, 1829) was the 21st Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1821 to 1824. He was not affiliated with any party; 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 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); burial in the John Sampson Cemetery. His body was moved there on Memorial Day, 1984, by the Sampson County Historical Society.[1] N.C. Archives

He was the father of the Confederate Lieutenant General Theophilus H. Holmes.


  1. ^ N.C. Archives
Political offices
Preceded by
Jesse Franklin
Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Hutchins G. Burton