Historical records matching Thomas Gordon McLeod, Governor
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.