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About Benjamin Huger
Benjamin Huger was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born at or near Charleston in 1768, he pursued an academic course and engaged in the cultivation of rice on the Waccamaw River. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1796 to 1798, and was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1805. He was again a member of the State house of representatives from 1806 to 1813, and was then elected to the Fourteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817. He was a member of the South Carolina Senate from 1818 to 1823 and served as its president from 1819 to 1822. He died on his estate on Waccamaw River, near Georgetown, South Carolina; interment was in All Saints' Churchyard.