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George William Dargan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by District re-established
William W. Boyce (1860)
Succeeded by Eli T. Stackhouse
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1877 – 1878
Personal details
Born (1841-05-11)May 11, 1841
Darlington, South Carolina
Died June 29, 1898(1898-06-29) (aged 57)
Darlington, South Carolina
Resting place First Baptist Churchyard
Darlington, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater South Carolina Military Academy
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States
Branch/service  Confederate States of America Army
Rank Private
Unit South Carolina 2nd South Carolina Artillery
Battles/wars American Civil War

George William Dargan (May 11, 1841 – June 29, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, great-grandson of Lemuel Benton.


Born at "Sleepy Hollow," near Darlington, South Carolina, Dargan attended the schools of his native county and the South Carolina Military Academy. He served in the Confederate States Army throughout the Civil War. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and practiced in Darlington, South Carolina.

Dargan was elected to the State house of representatives in 1877. He served as solicitor of the fourth judicial circuit of South Carolina in 1880.

Dargan was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883 - March 4, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Darlington, South Carolina, June 29, 1898. He was interred in First Baptist Churchyard.

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