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W. Jasper Talbert


William Jasper Talbert (October 6, 1846 – February 5, 1931) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

William Jasper Talbert
Member of theU.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's2nd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byGeorge D. Tillman
Succeeded byGeorge W. Croft
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Edgefield County
In office
November 25, 1884 – December 24, 1887
Preceded byJames Callison
Succeeded byWilliam Judson Ready
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Edgefield County
In office
November 23, 1880 – December 24, 1883
Mayor of Parksville, South Carolina
In office
1895–1900
Personal details
Born(1846-10-06)October 6, 1846
Edgefield, South Carolina
DiedFebruary 5, 1931(1931-02-05) (aged 84)
Greenwood, South Carolina
Resting placeParksville, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materErskine College
Professionfarmer, politician
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/serviceConfederate States Army
Years of service1864–1865
RankPrivate
Unit Hampton's Legion
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

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Born near Edgefield County, South Carolina, in Talbert Township in what is now Mccormick County, South Carolina. He attended the common schools in Greenwood then Due West Academy at Abbeville, and graduated from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. He served as a substitute in the Confederate States Army as a private in Company F, Fifth South Carolina Reserves; in place of his father B. M. Talbert, who was discharged December 17, 1862. He reenlisted at Richmond, Virginia, September 15, 1864, as a private in Company B, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion of South Carolina. After the war, he engaged in agricultural pursuits near Parksville in McCormick County, South Carolina.

He served as member of the State House of Representatives from 1880 to 1883 and in the State Senate from 1884 to 1888. He was appointed as superintendent of the State penitentiary and served from 1891 to 1893. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892. He served as mayor of Parksville 1895–1900. He was president of the Democratic State convention in 1899. Throughout this period he held various positions in the Farmers' Alliance.

Talbert was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1903). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1902, but was an unsuccessful candidate in the second primary for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1902.

He resumed agricultural pursuits near Parksville, McCormick County, South Carolina. He moved to McCormick, South Carolina, in 1927 and lived in retirement until his death in Greenwood, South Carolina, February 5, 1931. He was interred in Parksville Baptist Church Cemetery.

W. Jasper Talbert
W Jasper Talbert Language Watch Edit William Jasper Talbert October 6 1846 February 5 1931 was a U S Representative from South Carolina William Jasper TalbertMember of the U S House of Representatives from South Carolina s 2nd districtIn office March 4 1893 March 3 1903Preceded byGeorge D TillmanSucceeded byGeorge W CroftMember of the South Carolina Senate from Edgefield CountyIn office November 25 1884 December 24 1887Preceded byJames CallisonSucceeded byWilliam Judson ReadyMember of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Edgefield CountyIn office November 23 1880 December 24 1883Mayor of Parksville South CarolinaIn office 1895 1900Personal detailsBorn 1846 10 06 October 6 1846 Edgefield South CarolinaDiedFebruary 5 1931 1931 02 05 aged 84 Greenwood South CarolinaResting placeParksville South CarolinaPolitical partyDemocraticAlma materErskine CollegeProfessionfarmer politicianMilitary serviceAllegianceConfederate States of AmericaBranch serviceConfederate States ArmyYears of service1864 1865RankPrivateUnitHampton s LegionBattles warsAmerican Civil War Contents 1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Later life 4 SourcesEarly life EditBorn near Edgefield County South Carolina in Talbert Township in what is now Mccormick County South Carolina He attended the common schools in Greenwood then Due West Academy at Abbeville and graduated from Erskine College in Due West South Carolina He served as a substitute in the Confederate States Army as a private in Company F Fifth South Carolina Reserves in place of his father B M Talbert who was discharged December 17 1862 He reenlisted at Richmond Virginia September 15 1864 as a private in Company B Infantry Regiment Hampton Legion of South Carolina After the war he engaged in agricultural pursuits near Parksville in McCormick County South Carolina Political career EditHe served as member of the State House of Representatives from 1880 to 1883 and in the State Senate from 1884 to 1888 He was appointed as superintendent of the State penitentiary and served from 1891 to 1893 He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892 He served as mayor of Parksville 1895 1900 He was president of the Democratic State convention in 1899 Throughout this period he held various positions in the Farmers Alliance Talbert was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty third and to the four succeeding Congresses March 4 1893 March 3 1903 He was not a candidate for renomination in 1902 but was an unsuccessful candidate in the second primary for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1902 Later life EditHe resumed agricultural pursuits near Parksville McCormick County South Carolina He moved to McCormick South Carolina in 1927 and lived in retirement until his death in Greenwood South Carolina February 5 1931 He was interred in Parksville Baptist Church Cemetery Sources EditUnited States Congress W Jasper Talbert id T000016 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress U S House of RepresentativesPreceded by George D Tillman Member of the U S House of Representatives from South Carolina s 2nd congressional district 1893 1903 Succeeded by George W Croft Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title W Jasper Talbert amp oldid 867407294, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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