Asbury Latimer

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Asbury Churchwell Latimer
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United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
March 4, 1903 – February 20, 1908
Preceded by John L. McLaurin
Succeeded by Frank B. Gary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by George Johnstone
Succeeded by Wyatt Aiken
Personal details
Born (1851-07-31)July 31, 1851
Lowndesville, South Carolina
Died February 20, 1908(1908-02-20) (aged 56)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Belton, South Carolina
Political party Democratic

Asbury Churchwell Latimer (July 31, 1851 – February 20, 1908) was a United States Representative and Senator from South Carolina. Born near Lowndesville, South Carolina, he attended the common schools, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and in 1880 moved to Belton, South Carolina and devoted his time to farming.

Latimer was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 4, 1903). He did not seek renomination in 1902, having become a candidate for US Senator. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in 1908.

During his service in the Senate, he was appointed in 1907 a member of the United States Immigration Commission.

He died in of peritonitis in Washington, D.C. in 1908; interment was in Belton Cemetery, Belton, South Carolina.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Johnstone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1893 –1903
Succeeded by
Wyatt Aiken
United States Senate
Preceded by
John L. McLaurin
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from South Carolina
1903–1908
Served alongside: Benjamin R. Tillman
Succeeded by
Frank B. Gary