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James Francis Byrnes MP (1882 - 1972)

James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American politician from the state of South Carolina. During his career, Byrnes served as a U.S. Representative (1911–1925), a U....

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Gov. Paul Hamilton, SecNav (1762 - 1816)

) South Carolina Governor. Served as the Governor of South Carolina from 1804 to 1806, and from 1809 to 1812, he served as the United States Secretary of the Navy.

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Gov. William Aiken, Jr., US Congress (1806 - 1887)

US Congressman, South Carolina Governor. He served as the Governor of South Carolina from 1844 to 1846. He was later elected to represent South Carolina's 2nd and 6th Districts in the United States Hou...

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Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., Governor (1940 - 2005)

. Carroll Ashmore Campbell, Jr. (July 24, 1940 – December 7, 2005) was a U.S. Republican Party politician who served as 112th Governor of South Carolina from 1987 to 1995. Early life H...

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John C. West, Governor (1922 - 2004)

John Carl West, Sr. (August 27, 1922 – March 21, 2004), was a U.S. Democratic Party politician who served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. He served as ambassador to ...

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Robert Evander McNair, Governor (1923 - 2007)

Robert Evander McNair, Sr. (December 14, 1923 – November 17, 2007), was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. Biography McNair was born in Cades, a tow...

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Strom Thurmond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1902 - 2003)

James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator. He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the seg...

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Ransome Judson Williams, Governor (1892 - 1970)

Ransome Judson Williams (January 4, 1892 – January 7, 1970) was the 102nd Governor of South Carolina from 1945 to 1947. Born in Cope, South Carolina, he graduated from the Medical Universi...

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Richard Manning Jefferies, Governor (1889 - 1964)

Richard Manning Jefferies (February 27, 1889 – April 20, 1964), a longtime state legislator and the 101st Governor of South Carolina from 1942 to 1943, was born in Union County, South Carolina...

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Joseph Emile Harley, Governor (1880 - 1942)

Joseph Emile Harley (September 14, 1880 – February 27, 1942) was the 100th Governor of South Carolina from 1941 to 1942 and a member of the "Barnwell Ring." Early life and education Ha...

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Gov. Burnet R. Maybank, US Senator (1899 - 1954)

Burnet Rhett Maybank (March 7, 1899 – September 1, 1954) was a U.S. Senator, the 99th Governor of South Carolina, and Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. Maybank was the direct descendant of ...

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Olin D. T. Johnston, Governor, U.S. Senator (1896 - 1965)

Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (November 18, 1896 – April 18, 1965) was a Democratic Party politician from the US state of South Carolina. He served as the 98th Governor of South Carolina, 1935...

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Ibra Charles Blackwood, Governor (1878 - 1936)

Ibra Charles Blackwood (November 21, 1878 – February 12, 1936) was the 97th Governor of South Carolina from 1931 to 1935. Born in rural Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Blackwood studie...

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John Gardiner Richards, Jr., Governor (1864 - 1941)

. John Gardiner Richards, Jr. (September 11, 1864 – October 9, 1941) was the 96th Governor of South Carolina from 1927 to 1931. Youth Born in Liberty Hill, South Carolina, on September...

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Thomas Gordon McLeod, Governor (1868 - 1932)

Thomas Gordon McLeod (December 17, 1868 – December 11, 1932) was the 95th Governor of South Carolina from 1923 to 1927. Born in Lynchburg, South Carolina to William J. McLeod, a former cap...

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Wilson Godfrey Harvey, Governor (1866 - 1932)

Wilson Godfrey Harvey (September 8, 1866 – October 7, 1932) was the 94th Governor of South Carolina from May 20, 1922, to January 16, 1923. Born in Charleston, Harvey attended Charleston H...

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Robert Archer Cooper, Governor (1874 - 1953)

Robert Archer Cooper (June 12, 1874 – August 7, 1953) was the 93rd Governor of South Carolina from January 21, 1919 to May 20, 1922. Born in Waterloo Township, Laurens County, Cooper gradu...

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Richard Irvine Manning III, Governor (1859 - 1931)

Richard Irvine Manning III (August 15, 1859 – September 11, 1931) was a politician from the U.S. state of South Carolina. He served as a state legislator and as the 92nd Governor of South Caro...

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Charles Aurelius Smith, Governor (1861 - 1916)

Charles Aurelius Smith (January 22, 1861 – April 1, 1916) was the 91st Governor of South Carolina from January 14, 1915, to January 19, 1915. His term of five days stands as the shortest for a...

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Coleman Livingston Blease, Governor, U.S. Senator (1868 - 1942)

Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942) was a politician from the U.S. state of South Carolina known for his populist appeals and racism. He served as a Democratic state...

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Martin Frederick Ansel, Governor (1850 - 1945)

Martin Frederick Ansel (December 12, 1850 – August 23, 1945) was the 89th Governor of South Carolina from 1907 to 1911. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, to John Ansel who was an immigra...

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Duncan Clinch Heyward, Governor (1864 - 1943)

Duncan Clinch Heyward (June 24, 1864 – January 23, 1943) was the 88th Governor of South Carolina from January 20, 1903, to January 15, 1907. Heyward was born in Richland County to Edward B...

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Miles Benjamin McSweeney, Governor (1855 - 1909)

Miles Benjamin McSweeney (April 18, 1855 – September 29, 1909) was the 87th Governor of South Carolina from June 2, 1899, to January 20, 1903. McSweeney was born in Charleston and was forc...

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William Haselden Ellerbe, Governor (1862 - 1899)

William Haselden Ellerbe (April 7, 1862 – June 2, 1899) was the 86th Governor of South Carolina from 1897 to 1899. Born in Marion, South Carolina, he was raised in the Pee Dee region of So...

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John Gary Evans, Gov. of SC (1863 - 1942)

Elected Governor of South Carolina in 1894 at age 31- youngest governor in SC history He supported women's suffeage and opened the Univ of SC to women He was a Major in the army and served in the...

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Benjamin R. Tillman ("Pitchfork Ben"), Governor, U.S. Senator (1847 - 1918)

Benjamin Ryan Tillman (August 11, 1847 – July 3, 1918) was an American politician who served as the 84th Governor of South Carolina, from 1890 to 1894, and as a United States Senator, from 189...

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John Peter Richardson III, Governor (1831 - 1899)

John Peter Richardson III (September 25, 1831 – July 6, 1899) was the 83rd Governor of South Carolina from 1886 to 1890. Richardson was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina to John Pet...

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John Calhoun Sheppard, Governor (1850 - 1931)

John Calhoun Sheppard (July 5, 1850 – October 7, 1931) was the 82nd Governor of South Carolina from July 10, 1886 to November 30, 1886. Sheppard was born in Edgefield County and attended B...

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Hugh Smith Thompson, Governor (1836 - 1904)

Hugh Smith Thompson (January 24, 1836 – November 20, 1904) was the 81st Governor of South Carolina, from 1882 to 1886. Born in Charleston, Thompson graduated from The Citadel in 1856 and w...

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Brig. General Johnson Hagood (CSA), Governor (1829 - 1898)

) Johnson Hagood (February 21, 1829 – January 4, 1898) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and the 80th Governor of South Carolina from 1880 to...

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Thomas Bothwell Jeter, Governor (1827 - 1883)

Thomas Bothwell Jeter (October 13, 1827 – May 20, 1883) was the 79th Governor of South Carolina from September 1, 1880 to November 30, 1880. Born in Santuc, South Carolina, five miles nort...

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Hon. Lieut. Gov. William Dunlap Simpson MP (1823 - 1890)

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, CSA Congressman, South Carolina Governor. He joined the Confederate Army after the outbreak of the Civil War, becoming Lieutenant Colonel of the 14th South Carol...

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Gen Wade Hampton III (CSA), US Senator, Governor (1818 - 1902)

• Hampton was one of only three Southern officers to achieve the rank of Lieutenant General in the Confederate States Army without any military training. • Hampton was defeated in the 1...

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Daniel Henry Chamberlain, Governor (1835 - 1907)

Daniel Henry Chamberlain (June 23, 1835 – April 13, 1907) was a planter, lawyer, author and the 76th Governor of South Carolina from 1874 until 1877. Daniel H. Chamberlain was born in West B...

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Brevet Maj. General Robert Kingston Scott (USA), Governor (1826 - 1900)

Robert Kingston Scott (July 8, 1826 – August 12, 1900) was an American Republican politician, the 74th Governor of South Carolina, and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil Wa...

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James Lawrence Orr, Governor, Confederate States Senator, 26th Speaker of the U.S.House of Representatives MP (1822 - 1873)

James Lawrence Orr (May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873) was an American politician who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in the United States Congress. He later served in...

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Benjamin Franklin Perry, Governor (1805 - 1886)

Benjamin Franklin Perry (November 20, 1805 – December 3, 1886) was the 72nd Governor of South Carolina, appointed by President Andrew Johnson in 1865 after the end of the American Civil War. ...

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Andrew Gordon Magrath, Governor (1813 - 1893)

Andrew Gordon Magrath (February 8, 1813 – April 9, 1893) was the last Confederate Governor of South Carolina from 1864 to 1865, having previously been a United States federal judge. Early li...

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Gen. Milledge L. Bonham (CSA), Gov., US Congress (1813 - 1890)

Milledge Luke Bonham (December 25, 1813 – August 27, 1890) was an American politician and Congressman who served as the 70th Governor of South Carolina from 1862 until 1864. He was a Confedera...

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Gov. Francis W. Pickens, US Congress (1805 - 1869)

Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 – January 25, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 69th Governor of South Carolina when the state seceded from the United Stat...

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Secession Gov. William Henry Gist (1807 - 1874)

William Henry Gist (August 22, 1807– September 30, 1874) was the 68th Governor of South Carolina from 1858 to 1860 and a leader of the secession movement in South Carolina. Early life and ...

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Robert Francis Withers Allston, 67th Governor of South Carolina MP (1801 - 1864)

Robert Francis Withers Allston (April 21, 1801 – April 7, 1864) was the 67th Governor of South Carolina. He was born in All Saints Parish, South Carolina in 1801. He graduated from the Uni...

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James Hopkins Adams, Governor (1812 - 1861)

James Hopkins Adams (March 15, 1812 – July 13, 1861) was an American politician from South Carolina. He served in the South Carolina Legislature and was the 66th governor of the state. B...

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John L. Manning, 65th Governor of South Carolina MP (1816 - 1889)

John Laurence Manning, (January 29, 1816 – October 24, 1889) was the 65th Governor of South Carolina from 1852 to 1854. In 1838, John L. Manning married Susan Frances Hampton (1816–...

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Colonel John Hugh Means (CSA), Governor (1812 - 1862)

John Hugh Means (August 18, 1812 – August 30, 1862) was the 64th Governor of South Carolina from 1850 to 1852 and an infantry colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil W...

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Whitemarsh Seabrook, Governor (c.1792 - 1855)

Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook (June 30, 1793– April 16, 1855) was the 63rd Governor of South Carolina from 1848 to 1850. Early life and career Seabrook was born on Edisto Island at his ...

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David Johnson (S.C. Governor) (1782 - 1855)

David Johnson (governor) David Johnson (October 3, 1782 – January 7, 1855) was the 62nd Governor of South Carolina from 1846 to 1848. Early life and career Born in Louisa County, Virginia,...

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James H. Hammond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1807 - 1864)

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was a politician from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Caro...

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John Peter Richardson II, Governor (1801 - 1864)

John Peter Richardson II (April 14, 1801 – January 24, 1864) was the 59th Governor of South Carolina from 1840 to 1842. Early life and career Born on Hickory Hill Plantation in Clarend...

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Barnabas Kelet Henagan, Governor (1798 - 1855)

Barnabas Kelet Henagan (June 7, 1798 – January 10, 1855) was a physician and South Carolina politician who became the 58th Governor due to the death of Patrick Noble on April 7, 1840. Earl...

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Gov. Patrick Noble (1787 - 1840)

Patrick Noble (1787– April 7, 1840) was the 57th Governor of South Carolina from 1838 until his death in 1840. Early life and career Born in Abbeville District near Willington, Noble w...

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Col. Pierce Mason Butler, Governor MP (1798 - 1847)

Pierce Mason Butler (April 11, 1798 – August 20, 1847) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the 56th Governor of South Carolina from 1836 to 1838. He was killed while serving as...

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George McDuffie, Governor, US Senator (1790 - 1851)

George McDuffie (August 10, 1790 – March 11, 1851) was the 55th Governor of South Carolina and a member of the United States Senate. Born of modest means in Columbia County, Georgia, McDuf...

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Robert Young Hayne, Governor, U.S. Senator (1791 - 1839)

Robert Young Hayne (November 10, 1791 – September 24, 1839) was an American political leader. Early life Born in St. Pauls Parish, Colleton District, South Carolina, Hayne studied law ...

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James Hamilton, Jr., Governor (1786 - 1857)

James Hamilton, served as a major in the War of 1812 and was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1830. He became known as "the Great Nullifier" He later moved to Texas where he fought in its war with...

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Stephen Decatur Miller, Governor, U.S. Senator (1787 - 1838)

Stephen Decatur Miller (May 8, 1787 – March 8, 1838) was an American politician, who served as the 52nd Governor of South Carolina from 1828 to 1830. He represented South Carolina as a U.S. Re...

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John Taylor, Governor, U.S. Senator (1770 - 1832)

) John Taylor (May 4, 1770 – April 16, 1832) was the 51st Governor of South Carolina from 1826 to 1828. He was born May 4, 1770 in Granby, South Carolina. He attended Mount Zion Institute in W...

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Gov. Richard I Manning, Sr., US Congress (1789 - 1836)

Richard Irvine Manning I (May 1, 1789 – May 1, 1836) was the 50th Governor of South Carolina from 1824 to 1826 and was later a Representative in the United States Congress. Early life and ...

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John Lyde Wilson, Governor (1784 - 1849)

John Lyde Wilson (May 24, 1784 – February 12, 1849) was the 49th Governor of South Carolina from 1822 to 1824 and an ardent supporter of dueling. Early life and career Born in Marlboro...

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Thomas Bennett, Jr., Governor (1781 - 1865)

. Thomas Bennett, Jr. (August 14, 1781 – January 30, 1865) was the 48th Governor of South Carolina from 1820 to 1822. Early life and career Born in Charleston, Bennett was educated at ...

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Gov. Andrew Pickens Jr. (1779 - 1838)

Pickens was the son of the well-known American Revolutionary general Andrew Pickens (1739–1817). He was born on his father's plantation on the Savannah River in Horse Creek Valley in Edgefield C...

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David Rogerson Williams, Governor (1776 - 1830)

David Rogerson Williams (March 8, 1776 – November 17, 1830) was a Representative in the United States Congress and the 45th Governor of South Carolina from 1814 to 1816. Early life and car...

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Joseph Alston, Governor (1779 - 1816)

Joseph was the Governor of South Carolina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joseph Alston (1779 – September 19, 1816) was the 44th Gove...

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Henry Middleton, US Congress MP (1770 - 1846)

) Henry Middleton (September 28, 1770 – June 14, 1846) was an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–181...

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John Drayton, Governor MP (1766 - 1822)

John Drayton (June 22, 1766 – November 27, 1822) was an attorney and politician; he was the 40th Governor of South Carolina on two non-consecutive occasions from 1800 to 1802 and 1808 to 1810....

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Gov. Edward Rutledge, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1749 - 1800)

Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800) was an American politician and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th Governor of So...

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Gov. Arnoldus Vanderhorst II MP (1748 - 1815)

Additional Curator's Notes: Arnoldus Vanderhorst II, Governor of South Carolina , DID serve in the American Revolution but does NOT have a DAR ancestor number. His father, Arnoldus I, does have a pat...

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Charles Pinckney, Governor, U.S. Senator, Signer of the U.S. Constitution (1757 - 1824)

) Charles Pinckney (October 26, 1757 – October 29, 1824) was an American politician who was a signer of the United States Constitution, the 37th Governor of South Carolina, a Senator and a mem...

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Thomas Pinckney, US Congress MP (1750 - 1828)

Thomas Pinckney has been recognized by the DAR as an American patriot for his military service during the American Revolution. His DAR number is A089106 . Thomas Pinckney (October 23, 1750 –...

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Maj. General William Moultrie (Continental Army), Governor (1730 - 1805)

William Moultrie ( /ˈmuːltriː/; November 23, 1730 – September 27, 1805) was a general from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War. He was born in Charleston, S...

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Benjamin Guerard, Governor (1739 - 1788)

Benjamin Guerard (1739 – December 21, 1788) was a lawyer, patriot of the Revolutionary War and the 34th Governor of South Carolina from 1783 to 1785. Early life and career Guerard was ...

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John Mathews, Governor (c.1744 - 1802)

) John Mathews (1744 – November 17, 1802) was an American lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781 where he endorsed the Articl...

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Gov. Rawlin Lowndes (1721 - 1800)

Rawlins Lowndes (January 6, 1721 – August 24, 1800) was an American lawyer and politician, and president/governor of South Carolina. He was born on the island of St. Kitts in the British West In...

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John Rutledge, Governor, Signer of the US Constitution, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States MP (c.1739 - 1800)

John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800) was an American statesman and judge. He was the first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For ...

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Gov. Franklin J. Moses, Jr. (1838 - 1905)

. Franklin Israel Moses, Jr. (1838 – December 11, 1906) was a lawyer, editor and Republican politician. His middle initial was confused for the letter J and thereafter he became known simply a...

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