William Haselden Ellerbe

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William Haselden Ellerbe
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86th Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 18, 1897 – June 2, 1899
Lieutenant Miles Benjamin McSweeney
Preceded by John Gary Evans
Succeeded by Miles Benjamin McSweeney
25th Comptroller General of South Carolina
In office
December 4, 1890 – December 4, 1894
Governor Benjamin Tillman
Preceded by John S. Verner
Succeeded by James W. Horton
Personal details
Born (1862-04-07)April 7, 1862
Marion, South Carolina
Died June 2, 1899(1899-06-02) (aged 37)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Henrietta Rogers
Alma mater Wofford College
Vanderbilt University

William Haselden Ellerbe (April 7, 1862 – June 2, 1899) was the 86th Governor of South Carolina from 1897 to 1899.

Born in Marion, South Carolina, he was raised in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina and attended Wofford College and Vanderbilt University. After which he returned to Marion to marry Henrietta Rogers and engage in planting and business ventures.

His political career began when he was elected as Comptroller of South Carolina in 1890, serving until 1894. In the 1896 gubernatorial election, he won the Democratic primary and convincingly won in the general election to become the 86th governor of South Carolina. He sought re-election two years later in the 1898 gubernatorial election and was unopposed in his bid. However, he died on June 2, 1899, before he was able to finish his second term as governor and was buried in Marion.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Gary Evans
Governor of South Carolina
1897–1899
Succeeded by
Miles Benjamin McSweeney