Elijah L. Daughtridge

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Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge (January 17, 1863 – June 12, 1921)[1] was a North Carolina politician who served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1913 to 1917.

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Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge
12th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 15, 1913  January 11, 1917
GovernorLocke Craig
Preceded byWilliam C. Newland
Succeeded byOliver Max Gardner
Member of the
North Carolina House of Representatives
for Edgecombe County
In office
Personal details
BornJanuary 17, 1863
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
DiedJune 12, 1921(1921-06-12) (aged 58)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Daughtridge was born near Rocky Mount, North Carolina on January 17, 1863. A farmer and Democrat, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from Edgecombe County for two terms (1901 and 1903). Daughtridge operated several businesses, was a Rocky Mount city alderman and Edgecombe County commissioner, served on the state Board of Agriculture and sat on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State University.

He was elected Lt. Governor in 1912 with 38 percent in a three-way race. Barred from seeking a second term by the state constitution of the time, Daughtridge ran for Governor of North Carolina and lost to Thomas Bickett in the first gubernatorial primary election in state history.[2]