South Carolina Governors – Martin Frederick Ansel, 1907-1911
South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Martin Frederick Ansel
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- Born: December 12, 1850 in Charleston, South Carolina
- Died: August 23, 1945 in Greenville, South Carolina
- Religion: Presbyterian
- Political Party: Democrat
Martin Frederick Ansel
Courtesy of Men of Mark in South Carolina
Major Events and Accomplishments - First Term, 1907–1909
- February 16, 1907 – The General Assembly abolished the liquor dispensary system, leaving each county in the state to either adopt prohibition or set up their own system of liquor regulation.
- February 19, 1907 – The General Assembly passed legislation to place high schools under the supervision of the state government.
- 1908 – Electrocution replaced hanging as the state's method of execution.
- 1908 – Ellison D. Smith was elected to the first of his six terms in the US Senate.
Major Events and Accomplishments - 2nd Term, 1909–1911
- By 1909 – Twenty of the state's forty-one counties had adopted prohibition.
- By 1910 – Train schedules allowed morning delivery of The State to most of South Carolina.
- November 8, 1910 – Woodrow Wilson, who spent his teenage years with family in Columbia, was elected governor of New Jersey.
Other Government Positions
- South Carolina House of Representatives, 1882-1888
- Solicitor, Eighth Judicial District of South Carolina, 1888-1901
Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions
- On November 6, 1906, Ansel was elected to his first term without opposition, receiving 30,251 votes.
- On November 3, 1908, Ansel was reelected for a second term without opposition, receiving 61,060 votes.