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  Elmore, Franklin Harper
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameFranklin Harper Elmore
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, South Carolina , United States
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Born October 15, 1799
DiedMay 29, 1850 (50 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 05, 2013 03:25pm
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InfoELMORE, Franklin Harper, a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born in Laurens District, S.C., October 15, 1799; graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1819; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Walterboro, S.C.; solicitor for the southern circuit 1822-1836; colonel on the staff of the Governor 1824-1826; elected as a State Rights Democrat to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James H. Hammond; reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 10, 1836, to March 3, 1839; president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina 1839-1850; declined appointment by President James Polk as Minister to Great Britain; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John C. Calhoun and served from April 11, 1850, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 29, 1850; interment in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, S.C.


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  04/10/1850 SC US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/09/1838 SC - District 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/11/1836 SC - District 04 Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  06/03/1834 SC - District 09 Special Election Lost 40.71% (-18.58%)
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