LATIMER, ASBURY CHURCHWELL, a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born near Lowndesville,
Abbeville County, S.C., July 31, 1851; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural
pursuits; moved to Belton, Anderson County, S.C., in 1880 and devoted his time to farming; elected
as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3,
1903); did not seek renomination in 1902, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a
Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903, until his death; during his
service in the Senate was appointed in 1907 a member of the United States Immigration Commission;
died in Washington, D.C., February 20, 1908; interment in Belton Cemetery, Belton, S.C.