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James E. Holshouser, Jr. Collection

Identifier: DC009

Scope and Contents

The collection is organized into the following series: 1) Biographical Information; 2) Addresses; 3) Correspondence; 4) Printed Material; and 5) Photographs. The biographical information includes materials about his family and his wife, Pat. There are speeches from 1971-1976, including his statement of candidacy for governor, his commencement address to Davidson College in 1974, and the text to his televised "Talk to the People" from 1976. There is correspondence with Davidson College from 1963-1984. The printed material includes information about awards and honors he has won, committees and boards on which he has served, his activities with Davidson College, his political activities while in the House of Representatives and as Governor, and his role as the Republican Party Chairman. There are also photographs from his years as governor of North Carolina.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1987

Biographical / Historical

James E. Holshouser, Jr. graduated from Davidson College in 1956. He then attended U.N.C. Law School, graduating in 1960. He worked at the law practice of his father from 1960-1963, at which point he served in the N.C. House of Representatives for four terms. In 1972 he became governor of North Carolina. Upon the completion of his term in office, he joined the law firm of Brown, Holshouser and Pate in Southern Pines, N.C. in 1978 he became chairman of the board of First Colony Savings and Loan Association, resigning from that post in 1982. He has received numerous awards and honors, including an honorary degree from Davidson College in 1974.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

collected and donated by Mrs. James E. Holshouser, Jr.

Processing Information

Processed on 09/05/1994

James E. Holshouser, Jr. Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository