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Henry Carter Stuart

Henry Carter Stuart
47th Governor of Virginia
In office
February 1, 1914 – February 1, 1918
Lieutenant James Taylor Ellyson
Preceded by William Hodges Mann
Succeeded by Westmoreland Davis
Personal details
Born January 18, 1855
Wytheville, Virginia, USA
Died July 24, 1933 (aged 78)
Russell County, Virginia, USA
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret Bruce Carter
Profession Politician, farmer and businessman

Henry Carter Stuart (January 18, 1855 – July 24, 1933) was a businessman and U.S. political figure from Virginia. Between 1914 and 1918, he served as the 47th Governor of Virginia, a period which encompassed World War I.


A graduate of Emory and Henry College (1874), Stuart was a wealthy man as a result of taking over his father's diverse financial and agricultural interests. He was an active member of the Virginia Constitutional convention of 1901-1902 and served in the State Corporation Commission from 1902 to 1908. He later became the first Governor in Virginia history to win unopposed in both the primary and general elections.[1]


1913; Stuart was elected Governor of Virginia with 91.87% of the vote, defeating Socialist C. Campbell and Socialist Labor B.D. Downey.


  1. ^ National Governors Association profile
Political offices
Preceded by
William Hodges Mann
Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Westmoreland Davis

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