Historical records matching Wyatt Aiken
About Wyatt Aiken
Wyatt Aiken (December 14, 1863 – February 6, 1923) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. He served for six terms from 1903 to 1917.
Wyatt Aiken was born near Macon, Georgia on December 14, 1863. Was the son of David Wyatt Aiken, who was the 3rd district's representative from 1877 to 1887. He was reared in Cokesbury, Abbeville County (now Greenwood County). He attended the Cokesbury public schools and of Washington, D.C. He was the official court reporter for the second South Carolina judicial circuit and, later, for the eighth circuit. He volunteered as a private in Company A, First South Carolina Regiment of Infantry, during the Spanish-American War. He was appointed battalion adjutant by Governor Ellerbe and acted as regimental quartermaster during the greater portion of his service. He was mustered out in Columbia, South Carolina, November 10, 1898. He elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916 and again in 1918. He lived in retirement until his death in Abbeville, South Carolina on February 6, 1923.