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James Holshouser, former NC governor and UNC-CH alumnus, dies at 78


Former North Carolina Gov. James Holshouser — whose 1972 election ended seven decades of Democratic control of the governor’s mansion — died Monday after a long-term illness. He was 78. A graduate of Davidson College and UNC-CH’s School of Law, Holshouser spent a decade as a state legislator before ascending to the lead executive role. (Daily Tar Heel)


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