Henry Carter Stuart
|Henry Carter Stuart|
|47th Governor of Virginia|
|Lieutenant||James Taylor Ellyson|
|Preceded by||William Hodges Mann|
|Succeeded by||Westmoreland Davis|
|Born||January 18, 1855
Wytheville, Virginia, USA
|Died||July 24, 1933 (aged 78)
Russell County, Virginia, USA
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Bruce Carter|
|Profession||Politician, farmer and businessman|
Henry Carter Stuart (January 18, 1855 – July 24, 1933) was a businessman and U.S. political figure from Virginia. He served as the 47th Governor of Virginia between 1914 and 1918, which encompassed the time period of World War I.
A graduate of Emory and Henry College (1874), Stuart was a wealthy man as a result of taking over his father's diverse financial and agricultural interests. He was an active member of the Virginia Constitutional convention of 1901-1902 and served in the State Corporation Commission from 1902-1908. He later became the first Governor in Virginia history to win unopposed in both the primary and general elections.
Stuart was elected Governor of Virginia with 91.87% of the vote, defeating Socialist C. Campbell and Socialist Labor B.D. Downey.
William Hodges Mann
|Governor of Virginia
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