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  • ID: I447215
  • Name: Zebulon Baird VANCE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 MAY 1830 in Buncombe Co., NC
  • Event: Elected Governor of North Carolina BET 8 SEP 1862 AND 29 MAY 1865
  • Event: Elected Governor of North Carolina BET 1 JAN 1877 AND 5 FEB 1879
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from North Carolina BET 4 MAR 1879 AND 14 APR 1894
  • Death: 14 APR 1894 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance
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  • Note:
    VANCE, Zebulon Baird, (nephew of Robert Brank Vance [1793-1827] and brother of Robert Brank Vance [1828-1899]), a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina; born on Reems Creek, near Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., May 13, 1830; attended the common schools of Buncombe County, and Washington (Tenn.) College; studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.; elected prosecuting attorney of Buncombe County in 1852; member, State house of commons 1854; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas L. Clingman; reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from December 7, 1858, to March 3, 1861; during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army as a captain and was promoted to the rank of colonel; elected Governor of North Carolina in 1862, and reelected in 1864; removed from office in 1865 when he was arrested and imprisoned in Washington, D.C. for Confederate activities; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in November 1870, but did not present his credentials; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1872; Governor of North Carolina 1876-1878; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1879; reelected in 1884 and 1890, and served from March 4, 1879, until his death; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Privileges and Elections (Fifty-third Congress); died in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1894; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: David VANCE , Jr. b: 9 JAN 1792 in Buncombe Co., NC
    Mother: Margaret Mira BAIRD b: 22 DEC 1802

    Marriage 1 Harriette Newall ESPY b: 11 JUL 1832 in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC
    • Married: 3 AUG 1853 in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC
    1. Has No Children Robert Espy VANCE b: 1854 in North Carolina
    2. Has No Children Charles Noel VANCE b: 1856 in North Carolina
    3. Has No Children David Mitchell VANCE b: 1857 in North Carolina
    4. Has No Children Zebulon Baird VANCE , Jr. b: ABT 1860 in North Carolina
    5. Has No Children Thomas M. VANCE b: ABT 1863 in North Carolina
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