Wilkins P. Horton

Wilkins Perryman Horton (1889–1950) was the 18th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1937 to 1941.

Horton was born in Kansas City, Kansas on September 1, 1889. He practiced law and was elected to the North Carolina Senate from the Chatham County area, serving in 1919, 1927, 1931, and 1935. In 1940, barred by the state constitution of the time from running for a second term as Lieutenant Governor, Horton ran for Governor, but lost the Democratic primary election to J. Melville Broughton.

Preceded by
Alexander H. Graham
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Harris


  • The Political Graveyard
  • OurCampaigns.com
  • Index to the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.