Past Governors
of the
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the
State of North Carolina

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1924-1933    Burnham Standish Colburn *   (Past Governor General) - (see note below)

1934-1935    Harry W. Plummer *

1936-            Kingsland VanWinkle *

1937-1940    Laura Holmes Reilly *

1941-1942    Herbert D. Miles *

1943-1945    Dr. Wallace E. Caldwell *

1946-1947    Ralph B. Coit *

1948-            Dr. Douglas L. Rights *

1949-            Mabel L. Briggs Byerly *

1950-1951    Senator Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. *

1952-1960    Ruth Reilley Wilkes *

1961-1966    Sturgis E. Leavitt *

1967-1972    Annie M. Walker Powell *

1973-1978    Samuel B. Dees *

1979-1981    John Alden Williamson *

1982-1984    Charles H. Yarborough, Jr.

1985-1987    Shirley R. Turner Spaeth

1988-1990    Russell E. Southworth *

1991-1993    Marvella Davis Dorman

1994-1996    Romulus F. Moser *

1996-1999    Eleanor Edwards Blackwell *

1999-2002    Thomas R. Topping

2002-2005    Jean Cutler Slater

2005-2008    Martha E. Ward

2008-2011    Franklin N. Horton

2011-2014    John W. McDaniel

2014-            Michael C. Keleher

* - Deceased

Note:  Burnham Standish Colburn (NC #1 & first NC Mayflower State Governor) was the Governor General of the General Society for six years, from 1933 to 1939.  He presented the charter to the Florida Mayflower Society when it was formed in 1937.

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Last Revised:  August 26, 2015