Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Winsor, Justin

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WINSLOW, Warren, member of congress, b. in Fayetteville, N. C, 1 Jan., 1810; d. there, 11 June, 1862. He was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1827, studied law, was admit- ted to the bar, and practised at Fayetteville. In 1854 he was appointed by President Pierce a con- fidential agent to Madrid, and bore despatches re- garding " The Black Warrior " difficulty. He was elected to the state senate during his absence, was chosen speaker of that body after his return, and became acting governor of North Carolina in 1854, when Gov. David S. Reid was elected to the U. S. senate. He served in congress by successive re- elections from 3 Dec, 1855, till 3 March, 1861.