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9893
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William Gaston (1788-1844) remains one of North Carolina's most distinguished historical figures to date. In addition to serving as a Senator, Representative, and judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Gaston was president of the Bank of New Bern, author of the state song, THE OLD NORTH STATE, a University of North Carolina trustee for 42 years, and was nearly appointed Secretary of War by John Adams. Gaston County and Gastonia were named in William Gaston's honor.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 5, Oct 1973, p11-12, 36, il, por
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Judge William Gaston penned the North Carolina state song, The Old North State, in 1835. One account of the song's origins claims the tune was provided by a group of \"Swiss Bell-Ringers\" who one night serenaded Judge Gaston from his window. Gaston wrote the lyrics and set them to the tune of the serenade.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 5, Oct 1973, p12-14, il
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11622
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William Gaston is one of North Carolina's greatest citizens. Lawyer, legislator, congressman, and judge, he wrote the words for \"The Old North State\", which, since 1927, has been North Carolina's official state song.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 2 Issue 3, June 1934, p21
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19900
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William Gaston served as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina between December 1833 and January 1844 alongside Thomas Ruffin and Joseph J. Daniel. His career in state legislation began in 1800 just two years after being admitted to the bar at the age of 22. The author reviews Gaston's illustrious career and his actions which made him a well-respected jurist among the state's citizens.
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20012
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This is a biographical essay about the life and career of William Gaston--lawyer, legislator, congressman, and jurist.
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37413
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A close examination was offered to three of the Palace's recent acquisitions. These were Eastern Piedmont pottery from the 19th and 20th centuries; manuscript collections from Judge William J. Gaston, whose accomplishments include penning “The Old North State”; a map of the Battle of New Bern, a 1900 blueprint copy of a map drawn by an unidentified Union soldier.
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The Palace (NoCar F 264 N5 P3), Vol. 12 Issue 1, Winter 2013/2014, p6-7