10/8/1934 - 6/17/2013
Politics Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Jim Holshouser
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Holshouser has died.
Holshouser's personal secretary of 35 years, Leslie Watts, says he died Monday morning. He was 78.
A native of Boone, Holshouser was the first Republican elected governor in the state in the 20th century when he won during President Richard Nixon's landslide victory in 1972.
Holshouser created a University of North Carolina Board of Governors to oversee the state's newly consolidated system of public...