Robert B. Scarborough

U.S. Congressperson

1861 – 1927


Who was Robert B. Scarborough?

Robert Bethea Scarborough was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Chesterfield, South Carolina, Scarborough attended the common schools and Mullins Academy. He taught school. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Conway, South Carolina. County attorney of Horry County 1885-1893. He served as clerk of the county board 1885-1890. He served as member of the South Carolina State senate in 1897 and 1898 and was elected president pro tempore in 1898. He served as the 63rd Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1899.

Scarborough was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Conway, South Carolina, and was also interested in banking. He served as chairman of the board of regents of the South Carolina State Hospital. He died in Conway, South Carolina, on November 23, 1927. He was interred in Lake Side Cemetery.

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Oct 29, 1861
United States of America
Also known as
  • Robert Scarborough
Nov 23, 1927

on July 23, 2013


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