George W. Dargan

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George William Dargan
George William Dargan.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byDistrict re-established
William W. Boyce (1860)
Succeeded byEli T. Stackhouse
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1877 – 1878
Personal details
Born(1841-05-11)May 11, 1841
Darlington, South Carolina
DiedJune 29, 1898(1898-06-29) (aged 57)
Darlington, South Carolina
Resting placeFirst Baptist Churchyard[1]
Darlington, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materSouth Carolina Military Academy
ProfessionAttorney
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States
Branch/service Confederate States Army
RankPrivate[2]
UnitSouth Carolina 2nd South Carolina Artillery
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

George William Dargan (May 11, 1841 – June 29, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, great-grandson of Lemuel Benton.

Biography[edit]

Born at "Sleepy Hollow," near Darlington, South Carolina, Dargan attended the schools of his native county and the South Carolina Military Academy. He served in the Confederate States Army throughout the Civil War. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and practiced in Darlington, South Carolina.

Dargan was elected to the State house of representatives in 1877. He served as solicitor of the fourth judicial circuit of South Carolina in 1880.

Dargan was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883 - March 4, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Darlington, South Carolina, June 29, 1898. He was interred in First Baptist Churchyard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George William Dargan". Find A Grave. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Compiled service records of Confederate Soldiers who served in organizations from the State of South Carolina". National Archives. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District re-established
William W. Boyce (1860)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

1883–1891
Succeeded by
Eli T. Stackhouse