Robert Bethea Scarborough
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 6th district
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1905
|Preceded by||James Norton|
|Succeeded by||J. Edwin Ellerbe|
|63rd Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|
June 2, 1899 – January 15, 1901
|Governor||Miles Benjamin McSweeney|
|Preceded by||Miles Benjamin McSweeney|
|Succeeded by||James H. Tillman|
|President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina State Senate|
|Member of the South Carolina State Senate|
|Born||October 29, 1861|
Chesterfield, South Carolina, Confederate States
|Died||November 23, 1927 (aged 66)|
Conway, South Carolina, United States
|Profession||Teacher, lawyer, politician|
Born in Chesterfield, South Carolina, about a year after the state had declared its secession to join the Confederate States, Scarborough attended the common schools and Mullins (South Carolina) Academy. He taught school and studied law. Scarborough was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Conway, South Carolina. He was a county attorney of Horry County 1885-1893 and served as clerk of the county board 1885-1890. He served as member of the South Carolina State senate in 1897 and 1898 and was elected president pro tempore in 1898. He served as the 63rd Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1899.
Scarborough was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1905). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Conway, South Carolina, and was also interested in banking. He served as chairman of the board of regents of the South Carolina State Hospital.
He died in Conway, South Carolina, on November 23, 1927 and was interred in Lake Side Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Robert B. Scarborough (id: S000107)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Miles Benjamin McSweeney
| Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district
J. Edwin Ellerbe