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North Carolina: State Attorneys General


North Carolina State Attorneys General, 1777-2017 (May be incomplete!)
Waightstill Avery 1777-79 James Iredell 1779-82 Alfred Moore 1782-91 John Haywood 1792-95 Blake Baker 1795-1803 Henry Seawell 1803-08 Oliver Fitts 1808-10 William Miller 1810 Hutchins Gordon Burton 1810-16 William P. Drew 1816-24 James F. Taylor 1825-28 Robert H. Jones 1828 Romulus M. Saunders 1828-34 John R. J. Daniel 1835-41 Hugh McQueen 1841-42 Spier Whitaker 1842-46 Edward Stanly 1846-48 Bartholomew F. Moore 1848-51 William Eaton, Jr. 1851-52 Matt W. Ransom 1853-55 Joseph B. Batchelor 1855-56 William H. Bailey 1857 William A. Jenkins 1857-62 Sion H. Rogers 1863-68 William M. Coleman 1868-69 Lewis P. Olds 1869-70 William M. Shipp 1870-73 Tazewell L. Hargrove 1873-77 Thomas S. Kenan 1877-85 Theodore F. Davidson 1885-93 Frank I. Osborne 1893-97 Zebulon V. Walser 1897-1900 Robert D. Douglas 1900-01 Robert D. Gilmer 1901-09 Thomas W. Bickett 1909-17 James S. Manning 1917-25 Dennis G. Brummitt 1925-35 Aaron A. F. Seawell 1935-38 Harry McMullan 1938-55 William B. Rodman 1955-56 George B. Patton 1956-58 Malcolm B. Seawell 1958-60 T. Wade Bruton 1960-69 Robert Morgan 1969-74 James H. Carson, Jr. 1974-75 Rufus L. Edmisten 1975-85 Lacy H. Thornburg 1985-93 Mike F. Easley 1993-2001 Roy Cooper 2001-17

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1828: James F. Taylor, died in office.
  • 1870: William M. Shipp (Dem), elected.
  • 1872: William M. Shipp, defeated.
  • 1884: Charles A. Cook (Rep), defeated.
  • 1908: Jake F. Newell (Rep), defeated; Thomas W. Bickett, elected.
  • 1912: Thomas W. Bickett, elected.
  • 1935 Jan 12: Dennis G. Brummitt, died in office.
  • 1955 Jun 24: Harry McMullan, died in office.
  • 1964: T. Worth Coltrane (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968: Warren H. Coolidge (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992: Mike F. Easley (Dem), elected.
  • 1996: Mike F. Easley (Dem), elected.
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