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Eli Thomas STACKHOUSE

(1824-1892)

STACKHOUSE, Eli Thomas, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Little Rock, Marion County, S.C., March 27, 1824; attended the common schools; worked on his father’s farm; taught school for several years; later engaged in agricultural pursuits; enlisted in the Confederate Army January 9, 1861, and served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of colonel of the Eighth Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers; member of the State house of representatives 1863, 1865-1866; member of the first board of trustees of Clemson Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina in 1887; first president of the South Carolina State Farmers’ Alliance in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 14, 1892; interment in Little Rock Cemetery, Little Rock, S.C.

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

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