Zebulon Baird Vance
American politicianDied when: 63 years 336 days (767 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Zebulon Baird Vance (May 13, 1830 – April 14, 1894) was the 37th and 43rd governor of North Carolina, a U.S.Senator from North Carolina, and a Confederate officer during the American Civil War.
A prolific writer and noted public speaker, Vance became one of the most influential Southern leaders of the Civil War and postbellum periods.
As a leader of the New South, Vance favored the rapid modernization of the Southern economy, railroad expansion, school construction, and reconciliation with the North.
In addition, he frequently spoke out against antisemitism.Although considered progressive in his era, Vance was also a slave owner and is now widely considered racist.
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