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William Haselden Ellerbe

In office
January 18, 1897 – June 2, 1899
Lieutenant Miles Benjamin McSweeney
Preceded by John Gary Evans
Succeeded by Miles Benjamin McSweeney

Born April 7, 1862(1862-04-07)
Marion, South Carolina
Died June 2, 1899 (aged 37)
Political party Democratic

William Haselden Ellerbe (April 7, 1862 – June 2, 1899) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1897 to 1899.

Born in Marion, South Carolina, he was raised in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina and attended Wofford College and Vanderbilt University. After which he returned to Marion to marry Henrietta Rogers and engage in planting and business ventures.

His political career began when he was elected as Comptroller of South Carolina in 1890, serving until 1892. In the 1896 gubernatorial election, he won the Democratic primary and convincingly won in the general election to become the 86th governor of South Carolina. He sought reelection two years later in the 1898 gubernatorial election and was unopposed in his bid. However, he died on June 2, 1899 before he was able to finish his second term as governor and was buried in Marion.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Gary Evans
Governor of South Carolina
1897 – 1899
Succeeded by
Miles Benjamin McSweeney


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