Elliot Woolfolk Major

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Elliot W. Major

Elliot Woolfolk Major (October 20, 1864 – July 9, 1949) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician from Pike County, Missouri.


Born in 1864 in Lincoln County, Missouri, he served in the Missouri Senate, as the state's Attorney General, and was elected the 33rd Governor of Missouri in the 1912 election.[1] He died in 1949 at Eureka, Missouri and is buried at the City Cemetery at Bowling Green, Missouri.


  1. ^ "Missouri Governor Elliot Woolfolk Major". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Herbert S. Hadley
Missouri State Attorney General
Succeeded by
John Tull Barker
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert S. Hadley
Governor of Missouri
Succeeded by
Frederick D. Gardner