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William Evelyn Cameron (November 29, 1842-January 25, 1927) was a soldier, lawyer, journalist, and politician. He served as Governor of Virginia from 1882-1886. He was the candidate of the Readjuster Party headed by William T. Mahone. November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... The Readjuster Party was a political faction formed in Virginia in the late 1870s during the turbulent period following the American Civil War. ... William Mahone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


William Evelyn Cameron was born in Petersburg, Virginia. His parents were Walker Anderson Cameron and Elizabeth Page Walker Cameron. He attended local schools, then a military academy in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Petersburg is an independent city located in Virginia. ...


Cameron briefly attended Washington College in St. Louis, Missouri, and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... The Chapel at West Point The United States Military Academy, also known simply as West Point and USMA, is a U.S. military academy and former Army fort. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ...


When the American Civil War started, he abandoned his preparatory studies and joined the Confederate Army, serving throughout the war. The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


After the war, Cameron returned to Petersburg, where he married Louisa Clarinda Egerton (1846-1908) on October 1, 1868. They had three children. He initially began practicing law. However, he decided to pursue a career in journalism and edited newspapers in Petersburg, Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia. Norfolk, Virginia, viewed from Portsmouth, across the Elizabeth River Norfolk is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia in the United States of America. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ...


Cameron served as mayor of Petersburg from 1876 to 1882. In 1881, he was the candidate of the Readjuster Party headed by William T. Mahone and was elected governor of Virginia. During his term from 1882-1886, he attempted to implement his party's programs of debt reduction and racial integration in certain areas. 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Readjuster Party was a political faction formed in Virginia in the late 1870s during the turbulent period following the American Civil War. ... William Mahone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


After his term as governor ended in 1886, Cameron briefly left Virginia, before returning and resuming a career in politics as more conservative politician. Cameron represented Petersburg in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901-1902. He served as editor of the Norfolk Virginia-Pilot newspaper from 1906 to 1919. 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


William Evelyn Cameron died on January 25, 1927 at the home of one of his sons in Louisa County, Virginia. He was buried at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. Louisa County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Blandford Cemetery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


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