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  McSweeney, Miles Benjamin
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameMiles Benjamin McSweeney
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Hampton, South Carolina , United States
EmailNone
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Born April 18, 1855
DiedJuly 04, 1921 (66 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 01, 2017 11:38pm
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InfoPolitical Party: Democrat



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Born: April 18, 1855 in Charleston, SC


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Religion: Methodist


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Education
Washington and Lee University - Lexington, VA - withdrew due to lack of funds


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Occupations
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Newspaper publisher


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Died: July 4, 1921 in Charleston, SC


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Buried: Methodist cemetery, Hampton, SC


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Major Events and Accomplishments - 1st term - 1899-1901
Four days of riots in Georgetown ended the Reconstruction "fusion" system that divided county offices between black Republicans and white Democrats - September 29-October 2, 1900


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Major Events and Accomplishments - 2nd term - 1901-1903
US Senator and former Governor Ben Tillman assaulted Senator John L. McLaurin of South Carolina in the US Senate chamber - February 22, 1902
Theodore Roosevelt appointed a black man, Dr. William D. Crum, collector of customs for the Port of Charleston - January 5, 1903
Lieutenant Governor James H. Tillman, nephew of former Governor Ben Tillman, shot and killed N. G. Gonzales, editor of The State - January 15, 1903


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Other Government Positions
South Carolina House of Representatives - 1894
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina - 1897-1899


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Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions, etc.
Founded, edited, and published the Hampton County Guardian, a weekly South Carolina newspaper.
Served as president of the South Carolina Press Association.


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Web Resources
Listing of records available at SC Archives and History Center


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  11/06/1900 SC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/11/1900 SC Governor - D Runoff Won 57.86% (+15.72%)
  08/28/1900 SC Governor - D Primary Won 42.30% (+5.70%)
  06/02/1899 SC Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1896 SC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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