Death of Gov. Jim Holshouser

October 8, 1934 - June 17, 2013
Pinehurst, North Carolina | Age 78

Ex-North Carolina Gov. dies at 78
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GARY D. ROBERTSON, The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jim Holshouser, who was North Carolina's first Republican governor elected in the 20th century, has died. He was 78.

In a statement released by Gov. Pat McCrory's office, Holshouser's family said he had been in declining health before he died Monday at First Health of the Carolinas Medical Center in Pinehurst.

Holshouser was a state legislator who became North Carolina's youngest governor at age 38 when he...

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