William Hodges Mann
|William Hodges Mann|
|46th Governor of Virginia|
February 10, 1910 – February 1, 1914
|Lieutenant||James Taylor Ellyson|
|Preceded by||Claude A. Swanson|
|Succeeded by||Henry Carter Stuart|
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 28th district
December 6, 1899 – January 12, 1910
|Preceded by||Robert Turnbull|
|Succeeded by||John J. Owen|
|Born||William Hodges Mann
July 30, 1843
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||December 12, 1927
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||12th Virginia Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Mann became Deputy Clerk of Nottoway County, Virginia. He left to serve in the 12th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War until he was injured; he was the last Confederate soldier to serve as Governor of Virginia. He then served the Confederacy in various positions.
After Appomattox, Mann began practicing law in Nottoway County. In 1870, he became the first county judge of Nottoway County. He introduced legislation to construct 350 high schools in Virginia and to close 800 rural saloons. Mann was in favor of Prohibition but only at the state level.
He is also known for refusing to prevent the execution of the juvenile Virginia Christian during his governorship.
1909; Mann was elected Governor of Virginia with 63.35% of the vote, defeating Republican William P. Kent and Socialist Labor A.H. Dennitt.
- Larson, William (1982). Edward Younger, ed. The Governors of Virginia, 1860-1978. University Press of Virginia. pp. 159–169. ISBN 0-8139-0920-1.
- Biography by the National Governors Association
- A Guide to the Executive Papers of Governor William Hodges Mann, 1910-1914 at The Library of Virginia
Claude A. Swanson
|Governor of Virginia
Henry Carter Stuart