Elijah L. Daughtridge
|Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge|
|12th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
|Preceded by||William C. Newland|
|Succeeded by||Oliver Max Gardner|
|Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
for Edgecombe County
|Born||January 17, 1863
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
|Died||June 12, 1921
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Daughtridge was born near Rocky Mount, North Carolina on January 17, 1863. A farmer and Democrat, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from Edgecombe County for two terms (1901 and 1903). Daughtridge operated several businesses, was a Rocky Mount city alderman and Edgecombe County commissioner, served on the state Board of Agriculture and sat on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State University.
He was elected Lt. Governor in 1912 with 38 percent in a three-way race. Barred from seeking a second term by the state constitution of the time, Daughtridge ran for Governor of North Carolina and lost to Thomas Bickett in the first gubernatorial primary election in state history.
William C. Newland
|Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Oliver Max Gardner
- Neel, E.P.W.; Perrin, W.H. (1959). The Wilford-Williford family treks into America. s.n. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
- Our Campaigns - NC Governor - D Primary Race - Jun 03, 1916 at www.ourcampaigns.com