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Former Gov. Jim Holshouser Dies
Written by Meredith Richards   
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:02

SOUTHERN PINES - Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser passed away today at First Health of the Carolinas Medical Center in Pinehurst at age 78, after a period of declining health.

Holshouser was elected in 1972 during Nixon's election as North Carolina’s 68th governor and was the first Republican governor since the Reconstruction era in 1896. He was the youngest NC governor ever elected and the last NC governor to not be eligible to run for second term.

After serving his term, Holshouser remained an active public servant, serving on the UNC Board of Governors, the National Mortgage Settlement task force, and the Public Policy and Affairs Group with the law firm Nexsen Pruet. Holshouser continued practicing law with his firm, Sanford Holshouser, in Pinehurst until his death.The firm worked to promote economic development and strong education in North Carolina.

In a statement from his family, his daughter, Ginny, said “We are grateful for the loving care of the staff at First Health and St. Joseph’s of the Pines and for the many friends and family who have so lovingly supported him and our family through the last several months. Most of all, we are grateful for his example of wisdom, integrity, love, and servant leadership.” Holshouser was also a kidney-transplant survivor and an advocate for organ donation.

Memorial service arrangements have not been announced.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 08:29
 
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