Thomas Walter Bickett
|54th Governor of North Carolina|
January 11, 1917 –January 12, 1921
|Lieutenant||Oliver Max Gardner|
|Preceded by||Locke Craig|
|Succeeded by||Cameron A. Morrison|
|Attorney General of North Carolina|
|Governor|| William Walton Kitchin |
|Preceded by||Robert D. Gilmer|
|Succeeded by||James S. Manning|
|Member of the North Carolina General Assembly|
Thomas Walter Bickett
February 28, 1869
Monroe, North Carolina
|Died||December 28, 1921 52) (aged|
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Alma mater||Wake Forest University|
Thomas Walter Bickett (February 28, 1869 –December 28, 1921) was the 54th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1917 to 1921. He was born in Monroe, North Carolina.
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Bickett was a graduate of Wake Forest College. Prior to being elected Governor, Bickett practiced law in Louisburg, represented Franklin County in the North Carolina General Assembly and then served as North Carolina Attorney General for two terms (1909–1917).
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Robert D. Gilmer
| Attorney General of North Carolina |
James S. Manning
| Governor of North Carolina |
Cameron A. Morrison
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