Asbury Churchwell Latimer
| United States Senator |
from South Carolina
March 4, 1903 –February 20, 1908
|Preceded by||John L. McLaurin|
|Succeeded by||Frank B. Gary|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from South Carolina's 3rd district
March 4, 1893 –March 3, 1903
|Preceded by||George Johnstone|
|Succeeded by||Wyatt Aiken|
|Born||July 31, 1851|
Lowndesville, South Carolina
|Died||February 20, 1908 56) (aged|
|Resting place||Belton, South Carolina|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
John L. McLaurin
| U.S. Senator (Class 3) from South Carolina |
Served alongside: Benjamin R. Tillman
Frank B. Gary