Assassination of Narciso Gener Gonzales, Leading Editor

On January 19, 1903, Narciso Gener Gonzales was assassinated by James H. Tillman, the Lieutenant Governor whom he had campaigned against.  Gonzales was a Cuban American born in South Carolina.  With his brother, Gonzales founded The State newspaper.  Tillman was acquitted of the murder.  A monument honoring Gonzales stands near the South Carolina State house.

 

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