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William Haselden ELLERBE (1862-1899)

by Victoria Proctor, ©2003

Portrait ELLERBE, William Haselden (1862-1899)
Governor of South Carolina, 1887-1889

William H. Ellerbe was born on April 7, 1862 in Marion, SC. He attended Wofford College in Spartanburg and Vanderbilt University. He was a Planter and Businessman. Ellerbe served as Comptroller General of South Carolina from 1890 to 1892. During his first term as Governor (1887-1889) the General Assembly passed legislation establishing a state income tax. Ellerbe died in office on June 2, 1899. He is buried in Marion, SC


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