Thomas Gordon McLeod, Governor

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Thomas Gordon McLeod

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Lee County, South Carolina, USA
Death: December 11, 1932 (63)
Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina, USA
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Son of Captain William J. McLeod (CSA) and Amanda McMillan Rogers

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About Thomas Gordon McLeod, Governor

Thomas Gordon McLeod (December 17, 1868 – December 11, 1932) was the 95th Governor of South Carolina from 1923 to 1927.

Born in Lynchburg, South Carolina to William J. McLeod, a former captain in the Confederate Army, and Amanda McMillan Rogers McLeod, he attended Lynchburg Academy and graduated from Wofford College and the University of Virginia Law School.

His political career began when he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1900 and he became the first state senator of the newly formed Lee County in 1902. In 1906, he was elected the 66th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina and re-elected again in 1908. He won in a Democratic runoff election against former Governor Cole Blease in the 1922 gubernatorial election, effectively becoming the 95th governor of South Carolina. Re-elected in 1924, served as Governor of South Carolina until his term expired in 1927.

Upon leaving office he became the president of the Bishopville Telephone Company. He died on December 11, 1932, in Bishopville and is buried in the Bishopville Methodist Churchyard.

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December 17, 1868
Lynchburg, Lee County, South Carolina, USA
December 11, 1932
Age 63
Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina, USA