|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 5th district
March 4, 1825 – September 26, 1829
|Preceded by||Charles Hooks|
|Succeeded by||Edward Bishop Dudley|
|Governor of North Carolina|
December 7, 1821 – December 7, 1824
|Preceded by||Jesse Franklin|
|Succeeded by||Hutchins Gordon Burton|
near Clinton, Province of North Carolina, British America
|Died|| (aged 59–60)|
near Clinton, North Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Gabriel Holmes was born near Clinton in the Province of North Carolina in 1769. He attended Zion Parnassus Academy in Rowan County and Harvard University, studied law in Raleigh, N.C., was admitted to the bar in 1790. and commenced practice in Clinton, N.C. He served in the State House of Commons 1794 and 1795; member of the State Senate 1797–1802, 1812, and 1813; Governor of North Carolina 1821–1824; elected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1825, until his death near Clinton, Sampson County, N.C., September 26, 1829. He was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twentieth Congress).
He was buried in the John Sampson Cemetery. His body was moved there on Memorial Day, 1984, by the Sampson County Historical Society.
- The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. IV. James T. White & Company. 1893. p. 423. Retrieved December 6, 2020 – via Google Books.
- N.C. Archives