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Philip Henry STOLL

(1874-1958)

STOLL, Philip Henry, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Little Rock, Marion (now Dillon) County, S.C., November 5, 1874; attended the public schools; was graduated from Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., in 1897; teacher in the public schools 1897-1901; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Kingstree, Williamsburg County, S.C.; member of the State house of representatives 1905-1906; solicitor of the third judicial circuit from 1908 to 1917, when he resigned; chairman of the Democratic county committee and member of the Democratic State committee 1908-1918; commissioned as a major in the Judge Advocate General’s Department of the United States Army in 1917; promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1918 and served throughout the First World War; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Willard Ragsdale; reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from October 7, 1919, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of law; again a member, State house of representatives, 1929-1931; elected as a judge of the third judicial circuit of South Carolina in 1931 and served until December 6, 1946, when he retired; died in Columbia, S.C., October 29, 1958; interment in Williamsburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Kingstree, S.C.

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

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