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About Thomas Bee, Continental Congress
A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A206865
Thomas Bee (1739, Charleston, South Carolina – February 18, 1812, Pendleton, South Carolina) was an American planter, lawyer, and jurist from Charleston, South Carolina. He served as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (1779–1780) and was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1782. He later served as a judge in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina from 1790 until his death. His son was Barnard E. Bee, Sr., and his great-grandson was U.S. Representative Carlos Bee.
Bee attended Oxford University, and then read law in 1761 for admission to the bar. He set up a law practice, but was often called away from it in the name of public service. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1762 to 1765, and again from 1772 to 1779, 1781 to 1782, and 1786 to 1788. He rose to the level of Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives in January and February of 1779 before leaving the legislature to serve as Lieutenant Governor of the state. From 1788 to 1790, he was in the South Carolina Senate.
He was nominated by President George Washington on June 11, 1790, to a seat vacated by William Drayton on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Three days later, Bee was confirmed by the United States Senate and received his commission. He remained in that office until his death. In 1801, Bee was nominated and confirmed as chief judge of the Fifth Circuit Court as part of President Adams' midnight judges, but he declined the office.  External links
US Continental Congressman. He was a Delegate to the First and Second Provincial Congresses 1775 and 1776 from South Carolina. He was a member of the Continental Congress 1780 to 1782. He was also a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1776 to 1779 and again in 1782. He served as Speaker of the House from 1777 to 1779. He was a member of the Council of Safety in 1775 and 1776 during the American Revolution. He served as a law judge from 1776 to 1778. He also served as a member of the State Legislative Council from 1776 to 1778. He was Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1779 and 1780. He was appointed Judge of the United States Court for the District of South Carolina by President George Washington June 14, 1790. He was the grandfather of Confederate Generals Barnard E. Bee and Hamilton P. Bee.
Thomas Bee, Continental Congress's Timeline
February 18, 1812
Pendleton, South Carolina
Woodstock Cemetery Goose Creek Berkeley County South Carolina