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The First State Governor

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Richard Caswell was the first governor despite no campaigning and not being directly elected by the state's citizens. He moved from Maryland in the mid-1700s to Lenoir County to be a surveyor and later county clerk. From 1776-1780 and again from 1784-1787, he served as governor and later as state Senator until his death on November 10, 1789.