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1909-1912
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1909-1912
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1909-1912, of William Hodges Mann (1843-1927) of Nottoway County and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of letters, 1909, from his wife Etta (ca. 1862-1960) and himself to his nephew Colonel James Mann (1872-1945) and his wife Nellie thanking them for their campaign assistance in the 1909 gubernatorial primary in which the senior Mann defeated Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932) running on a prohibition platform; and an invitation, 5 December 1912, from the governor and Mrs. Mann to meet the governors of the several states at the Executive Mansion in Richmond
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William Hodges Mann was born 30 July 1843 in Williamsburg, Virginia, to John Mann (d. 1843) and Mary Hunter Bowers Mann. He moved with his family to Rockbridge County, Virginia, in 1852, and attended Brownsburg Academy. In 1857, he moved to Petersburg, Virginia, where he apprenticed as a court clerk while studying law. When the Civil War began, Mann enlisted in the 12th Virginia Infantry until disabled by an injury. He worked for the Confederate government and as clerk of the circuit court of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. After the war ended, Mann began practicing law in Nottoway County, Virginia. He was elected judge and served from 1870 to 1891. Mann represented Nottoway, Brunswick, and Lunenburg Counties in the Virginia State Senate from 1899 to 1908. A prohibitionist, Mann narrowly won the Democratic primary for governor and then easily won election for governor in 1909. He served as governor from 1910 to 1914. After his term, Mann moved to Petersburg, where he practiced law with his son. He married first married Sallie Fitzgerald (d. 1882) in 1870, and they had no children. He married second Etta Donnan (ca. 1862-1960) October 1885, and they had two children, one of whom survived to adulthood. Mann died in Petersburg 12 December 1927, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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5
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Mann, William Herbert
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000487743
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leaves

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