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Allard Henry Gasque (March 8, 1873 – June 17, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, husband of Elizabeth Hawley Gasque.

Allard Henry Gasque
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – June 17, 1938
Preceded byPhilip H. Stoll
Succeeded byElizabeth Hawley Gasque
Personal details
Born(1873-03-08)March 8, 1873
Friendfield Plantation, Hyman, South Carolina
DiedJune 17, 1938(1938-06-17) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeFlorence, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Hawley Gasque
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina
ProfessionTeacher, School administrator


Early lifeEdit

Born on Friendfield Plantation, near Hyman, Marion (now Florence) County, South Carolina, Gasque attended the public schools. He worked on a farm and taught in the country schools for several years. He graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1901.


He was the principal of Waverly Graded School in Columbia, South Carolina from 1901 to 1902. He was elected superintendent of education of Florence County in 1902 and served by reelection until 1923. He served as President of the county superintendents' association of the State in 1911 and 1912 and of the State teachers' association in 1914 and 1915.

He served as member of the Democratic State executive committee from 1912 to 1920. He served as chairman of the Democratic county committee from 1919 to 1923. He was 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. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Seventy-second through Seventy-fifth Congresses).


He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Florence, South Carolina.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Allard H. Gasque (id: G000092)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip H. Stoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Elizabeth Hawley Gasque