McCORKLE, Paul Grier, (1863 - 1934)

McCORKLE, Paul Grier, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Yorkville (now York), York County, S.C., December 19, 1863; attended the public schools of his native city and Kings Mountain Military School, York, S.C.; employed as a clerk in York, S.C.; cotton buyer and grader in Lancaster, S.C., and then in Chester, S.C.; returned to York, S.C., and engaged in business as a cotton broker and export classifier; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative David E. Finley (February 21, 1917- March 3, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; engaged in the cotton brokerage business in York, S.C.; coroner of York County, S.C., from 1920 until his death in Knoxville, Tenn., on June 2, 1934; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, York, S.C.