Asbury Latimer

Asbury Churchwell Latimer (July 31, 1851 – February 20, 1908) was a United States Representative and Senator from South Carolina. Born near Lowndesville, South Carolina, he attended the common schools, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and in 1880 moved to Belton, South Carolina and devoted his time to farming.

Asbury Churchwell Latimer
United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
March 4, 1903 – February 20, 1908
Preceded byJohn L. McLaurin
Succeeded byFrank B. Gary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byGeorge Johnstone
Succeeded byWyatt Aiken
Personal details
Born(1851-07-31)July 31, 1851
Lowndesville, South Carolina
DiedFebruary 20, 1908(1908-02-20) (aged 56)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeBelton, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic

Latimer was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903). He did not seek renomination in 1902, having become a candidate for US Senator. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in 1908.

During his service in the Senate, he was appointed in 1907 a member of the United States Immigration Commission.

He died of peritonitis in Washington, D.C. in 1908; interment was in Belton Cemetery, Belton, South Carolina.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Asbury Latimer (id: L000114)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Asbury Latimer at Wikimedia Commons

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 3) from South Carolina
Served alongside: Benjamin R. Tillman
Succeeded by