Elijah L. Daughtridge

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Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge
12th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
1913–1917
Preceded by William C. Newland
Succeeded by Oliver Max Gardner
Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
for Edgecombe County
In office
1901–1903
Personal details
Born January 17, 1863
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Died June 12, 1921(1921-06-12) (aged 58)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge (January 17, 1863 – June 12, 1921)[1] was a North Carolina politician who served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1913 to 1917.

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.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Newland
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
1913-1917
Succeeded by
Oliver Max Gardner

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