Robert Bethea SCARBOROUGH, Congress, SC


SCARBOROUGH, Robert Bethea, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C., October 29, 1861; attended the common schools and Mullins (S.C.) Academy; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Conway, S.C.; county attorney of Horry County 1885-1893; served as clerk of the county board 1885-1890; member of the South Carolina State senate in 1897 and 1898 and was elected president pro tempore in 1898; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1899; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Conway, S.C., and was also interested in banking; served as chairman of the board of regents of the South Carolina State Hospital; died in Conway, Horry County, S.C., on November 23, 1927; interment in Lake Side Cemetery.

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