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William Hodges Mann

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Lieutenant  James Taylor Ellyson
Profession  Politician, Lawyer
Party  Democratic Party
Unit  12th Virginia Infantry
Political party  Democratic
Role  American Politician
Preceded by  Robert Turnbull
Name  William Mann
Preceded by  Claude A. Swanson
Religion  Presbyterian
Succeeded by  Henry Carter Stuart

William Hodges Mann
Full Name  William Hodges Mann
Born  July 30, 1843 Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S. (1843-07-30)
Died  December 12, 1927, Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Battles and wars  American Civil War
Service/branch  Confederate States Army

William Hodges Mann (July 30, 1843 – December 12, 1927) was an American Democratic politician. Mann was the 46th Governor of Virginia from 1910 to 1914. He attended Brownsburg Academy.


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Political career

Mann became Deputy Clerk of Nottoway County, Virginia. He left to serve in the 12th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War until he was injured. He then served the Confederacy in various positions. He was the last Confederate soldier to serve as Governor of Virginia.

After Appomattox, Mann began practicing law in Nottoway County. In 1870, he became the first county judge of Nottoway County. He introduced legislation to construct 350 high schools in Virginia and to close 800 rural saloons. Mann was in favor of Prohibition but only at the state level.

He is also known for refusing to prevent the execution of the juvenile Virginia Christian, a black house maid who was convicted of murder after killing her white employer, during his governorship.


1909; Mann was elected Governor of Virginia with 63.35% of the vote, defeating Republican William P. Kent and Socialist Labor A.H. Dennitt.


William Hodges Mann Wikipedia