WARREN WINSLOW, the thirty-third governor of North Carolina, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 1, 1810. His education was attained at the University of North Carolina, where he graduated in 1827. He went on to study law, and then established his legal career in his hometown of Fayetteville. Winslow first entered politics as a member and speaker of the North Carolina Senate, a position he held from 1854 to 1855. On December 6, 1854 Governor David S. Reid resigned from office, and Winslow, who was senate speaker at the time, assumed the duties of the governorship. He served in this capacity until Governor-elect Thomas Bragg took office. Winslow then secured an appointment to serve as a special delegate in the Black Warrior Affair in Spain. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1855 to 1861; and was a member of the 1861 State Secession Convention. Governor Warren Winslow passed away on August 16, 1862, and was buried in the Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 3, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.