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Gov. Montfort Stokes

Montfort Stokes (1762-1842), a native of Virginia, held various county and state offices in North Carolina before election to the U. S. Senate, 1816 to 1823. He subsequently held a number of state offices, including governor. He resigned the governorship to accept a commission to investigate conditions among the Indians of Indian Territory. He served as subagent for the Cherokees, Senecas, and Shawnees in 1836, and agent, 1837-1841.

: Who Was Who In America, Revised ed. (Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1967), Historical Vol.: 540.

Updated 9.27.2010