Warren Winslow

American politician

Warren Winslow (January 1, 1810 – August 16, 1862) was the 33rd Governor of North Carolina from 1854 to 1855.

Warren Winslow
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byWilliam S. Ashe
Succeeded byOliver H. Dockery
33rd Governor of North Carolina
In office
December 6, 1854 – January 1, 1855
Preceded byDavid Settle Reid
Succeeded byThomas Bragg
Member of the North Carolina Senate
In office
Personal details
BornJanuary 1, 1810
Fayetteville, North Carolina
DiedAugust 16, 1862 (aged 52)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Winslow was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 1, 1810. Winslow graduated from the University of North Carolina.

Winslow was elected to the North Carolina senate in 1854 as a Democrat. Winslow became Speaker of the North Carolina Senate in 1854. Governor David S. Reid resigned from being Governor on December 6, 1854, 1 month before his term of office was supposed to end, while Winslow was Speaker of the Senate. When a Governor resigns from the Senate, the Speaker of the Senate becomes the Governor. This meant that Warren Winslow was the new Governor. Winslow was the Governor for one month until Thomas Bragg was inaugurated on January 1, 1855. Winslow served in the United States House of Representatives from March 1855 to March 1861.

Winslow died on August 16, 1862, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[1]


  1. "Warren Winslow (id: W000640)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2022-08-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Other websitesEdit

Warren Winslow at Find a Grave

Political offices
Preceded by
David S. Reid
Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Thomas Bragg
United States House of Representatives