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Asbury Churchwell LATIMER

(1851-1908)
Senate Years of Service:
1903-1908
Party:
Democrat

LATIMER, Asbury Churchwell, a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born near Lowndesville, Abbeville County, S.C., July 31, 1851; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Belton, Anderson County, S.C., in 1880 and devoted his time to farming; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1903); did not seek renomination in 1902, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903, until his death; during his service in the Senate was appointed in 1907 a member of the United States Immigration Commission; died in Washington, D.C., February 20, 1908; interment in Belton Cemetery, Belton, S.C.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 60th Cong., 2nd sess. 1909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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