William C. Newland

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William Calhoun "Will" Newland
11th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
1909–1913
Governor W. W. Kitchin
Preceded by Francis D. Winston
Succeeded by Elijah L. Daughtridge
Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1903–1904
Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1889–1890
Member of the
North Carolina Senate
In office
1881–1882
Mayor of
Lenoir, North Carolina
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Nickname(s) Will

William Calhoun "Will" Newland (1860–1938[1]) was an attorney who served a term as the 11th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1909–1913).

A Democrat, Newland had previously served as mayor of his hometown, Lenoir, North Carolina, and was elected to terms in the North Carolina Senate (1881–1882) and in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1889–1890, 1903–1904).[2] While in the General Assembly, Newland introduced and sponsored the bill that established Appalachian State University.[3] In 1904, Newland lost a close race for Congress to E. Spencer Blackburn.[4]

The town of Newland, North Carolina was named after him as part of a political deal to secure his aid in passage of the bill that established Avery County in 1911. Newland is the seat of Avery County.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francis D. Winston
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
1909–1913
Succeeded by
Elijah L. Daughtridge