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Encyclopedia > Miles Benjamin McSweeney

Miles Benjamin McSweeney (April 18, 1855September 29, 1909) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from June 2, 1899 to January 20, 1903. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


McSweeney was born in Charleston and was forced to become a paperboy at the age of 10 in order to help support his family when his father died. He went to Lexington, Virginia to attend Washington and Lee University upon being awarded the Typographical Union of Charleston Scholarship, but later had to withdraw due to lack of funds. He published the Ninety-Six Guardian at the age of 22 and he moved to Hampton two years later to start the Hampton County Guardian. Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... A paperboy is the general name for a person (traditionally a preteen delivery boy) employed by a newspaper, a news agent or even an official postal service to deliver papers to subscribers as assigned by streets and routes, often on a bicycle. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, located adjacent to Virginia Military Institute. ... Hampton is a town located in Hampton County, South Carolina. ...


In 1894, McSweeney was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and additionally served as the chairman of the Hampton County Democratic Party. He successfully ran for Lieutenant Governor in 1896 and was elevated to the governorship following the death of Governor William Haselden Ellerbe on June 2, 1899. A proponent of the Dispensary and backed by Senator Ben Tillman, McSweeney successfully won a term on his own in the gubernatorial election of 1900. However, many in Hampton were in favor of prohibition and the Hampton County Guardian lost advertising revenue and subscriptions because of McSweeney's support of the Dispensary. 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Benjamin Tillman Benjamin Ryan Tillman (August 11, 1847 - July 3, 1918) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina from 1890 to 1894 and as a United States Senator from 1895 until his death. ... The 1900 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1900 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. ...


Upon the completion of his term as governor in 1903, McSweeney returned to Hampton and continued as editor of the Hampton County Guardian. He died in Baltimore on September 29, 1909 and was buried at Hampton Cemetery in Hampton. 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent City... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

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William Haselden Ellerbe
Governor of South Carolina
1899 - 1903
Succeeded by:
Duncan Clinch Heyward
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