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Wilson Godfrey "Governor" Harvey
Birth: Sep. 8, 1866
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1932
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Governor of South Carolina. Harvey decided to leave school when he was sixteen years old to take a job with the Charleston city newspaper, The Post & Courier. He would work there almost five years when he left to take employment at another newspaper, The World & Budget. He next went to work for and help organize Enterprise Bank of Charleston and would later become it's president. His public service would begin in 1904, when he became a member of the Charleston Board of Alderman. In 1910 he was Mayor Pro Tempore of Charleston. He would hold other public positions until he decided to run for Lieutenant Governor and he was elected to this position in 1921. In 1922, then Governor, Robert Cooper resigned and he was elevated to Governor. He would only serve as Governor for eight months, but during that time pushed for construction of concrete highways and introduced standards of education into the state school system. When his term of Governor was concluded he removed to the private sector where he would become an adviser to numerous insurance companies. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Wilson Godfrey Harvey (1836 - 1897)
  Cornelia Julia Elbridge Harvey (1840 - 1925)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Bell Waring Harvey (1870 - 1946)
  Mary Franklin Butler Harvey (1868 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Franklin Harvey Brockinton (1895 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Wilson Godfrey Harvey (1866 - 1932)
  Coralie Harvey (1874 - 1940)*
  Ria Stewart Harvey Smith (1877 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
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Wilson Godfrey Governor Harvey
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