William Hodges Mann (1843 - 1927)

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William Hodges Mann (July 30, 1843 – December 12, 1927) was an American Democratic politician. Mann was the 46th Governor of Virginia from 1910 to 1914. He attended Brownsburg Academy.

Political career

Brown became Deputy Clerk of Nottoway County, Virginia. He left to serve in the 12th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War until he was injured; he was the last Confederate soldier to serve as Governor of Virginia. He then served the Confederacy in various positions.

After Appomattox, Mann began practicing law in Nottoway County. In 1870, he became the first county judge of Nottoway County. He introduced legislation to construct 350 high schools in Virginia and to close 800 rural saloons. Mann was in favor of Prohibition but only at the state level.

He is also known for refusing to prevent the execution of the juvenile Virginia Christian during his governorship.

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