“P” is for Pollock, William Pegues
“P” is for Pollock, William Pegues [1870-1922]. U.S. Senator. A native of Cheraw, Pollock was admitted to the bar in 1893. The following year he was elected to the first of four terms to represent Chesterfield County in the South Carolina House of Representatives. He served as a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1900. He made an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1916, but his energetic campaign made him a statewide figure. In 1918, the General Assembly elected him to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate following the death of Ben Tillman. Taking his seat on December 2, 1918, Pollock participated in the vote for the enfranchisement of women—which he supported. Following the end of his short interim term on March 3, 1919, William PeguesPollock resumed his law practice in Cheraw.