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Richard Caswell

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Governor Richard Caswell (image courtesy NC Dept. of Archives and History)

Richard Caswell (August 3, 1729November 10. 1789) was the first governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina, serving from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1787.

A laywer and surveyor by training, Caswell represented North Carolina in the Continental Congress of 1774 and 1774. He served as the state's comptroller for the three years between his two gubernatorial terms. Caswell was also one of North Carolina's delegates to the United States Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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Preceded by:
(first term)
Josiah Martin
as Royal Colonial Governor
Governor of North Carolina
1776-1780, 1784-1787
Succeeded by:
(first term)
Abner Nash
Preceded by:
(second term)
Alexander Martin
Succeeded by:
(second term)
Samuel Johnston
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