Allard Henry GASQUE, Congress, SC (1873-1938)


GASQUE, Allard Henry, (husband of Elizabeth Hawley Gasque), a Representative from South Carolina; born on Friendfield plantation, near Hyman, Marion (now Florence) County, S.C., March 8, 1873; attended the public schools; worked on a farm and taught in the country schools for several years; was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1901; principal of Waverly Graded School, Columbia, S.C., in 1901 and 1902; elected superintendent of education of Florence County in 1902 and served by reelection until 1923; president of the county superintendents’ association of the State in 1911 and 1912 and of the State teachers’ association in 1914 and 1915; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1912-1920; chairman of the Democratic county committee 1919-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 1938; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Seventy-second through Seventy-fifth Congresses); interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Florence, S.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present