|``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen''
(detail), Once A Week newspaper, 1890, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
DARGAN, George William, (great-grandson of Lemuel Benton),
a Representative from South Carolina; born at Sleepy Hollow, near Darlington,
Darlington County, S.C., May 11, 1841; attended the schools of his native county and the South
Carolina Military Academy; served in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War; studied law;
was admitted to the bar in 1872 and practiced in Darlington, S.C.; elected to the State house of
representatives in 1877; solicitor of the fourth judicial circuit of South Carolina in 1880; elected as a
Democrat to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3,
1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law; died in Darlington,
S.C., June 29, 1898; interment in First Baptist Churchyard.