Thomas Gordon McLeod
|Thomas Gordon McLeod|
|95th Governor of South Carolina|
January 16, 1923 – January 18, 1927
|Preceded by||Wilson Godfrey Harvey|
|Succeeded by||John Gardiner Richards, Jr.|
|66th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|
January 15, 1907 – January 17, 1911
|Governor||Martin Frederick Ansel|
|Preceded by||John Sloan|
|Succeeded by||Charles Aurelius Smith|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate from Lee County|
January 13, 1903 – January 8, 1907
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||B. Franklin Kelley|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Sumter County|
January 8, 1901 – January 13, 1903
|Born||Thomas Gordon McLeod
December 17, 1868
Lynchburg, South Carolina
|Died||December 11, 1932
Bishopville, South Carolina
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Wofford College|
Born in Lynchburg, South Carolina to William J. McLeod, a former captain in the Confederate Army, and Amanda McMillan Rogers McLeod, he attended Lynchburg Academy and graduated from Wofford College and the University of Virginia Law School.
His political career began when he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1900 and he became the first state senator from the newly formed Lee County in 1902. In 1906, he was elected the 66th lieutenant governor of South Carolina and re-elected in 1908. In the 1922 gubernatorial election, McLeod won a Democratic primary runoff against former Governor Cole Blease, effectively becoming the 95th governor of South Carolina. Re-elected in 1924, McLeod served as governor until his term expired in 1927.
Upon leaving office he became the president of the Bishopville Telephone Company. He died on December 11, 1932, in Bishopville and is buried in the Bishopville Methodist Churchyard.
|Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Charles A. Smith
Wilson Godfrey Harvey
|Governor of South Carolina
John Gardiner Richards, Jr.
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