William Ford de Saussure, Senator

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William Ford de Saussure

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Death: March 13, 1870 (78)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry William DeSaussure, Sr. and Elizabeth DeSaussure
Husband of Sarah Jones DeSaussure
Father of Colonel (CSA), William Davie DeSaussure; Henry Bolivar DeSaussure, Dr.; Sarah Jones Boykin; Allen Jones DeSaussure, Dr. and William DeSaussure
Brother of Anna Frances Gibbes; Mary Caroline Blanding; Sarah Amelia Boone; Henry Alexander DeSaussure, Jr.; Charles Alfred DeSaussure and 3 others

Occupation: United States Senator from South Carolina from 1851 to 1853. Also served as a Member of the South Carolina State Legislature, and as a State Court Judge., Senator
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About William Ford de Saussure, Senator

William Ford De Saussure was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Charleston, the son of Henry William DeSaussure and Elizabeth Ford De Saussure. He graduated from Harvard University in 1810, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Charleston and Columbia. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1846 and a judge of the chancery court in 1847.

De Saussure was appointed, and subsequently elected, as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of R. Barnwell Rhett and served from May 10, 1852, to March 3, 1853; he resumed the practice of law in Columbia, and was a trustee of South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia for many years. He died in Columbia in 1870; interment was in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.

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William Ford de Saussure, Senator's Timeline

1792
February 22, 1792
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1817
November 19, 1817
1819
December 12, 1819
1824
September 5, 1824
Columbia Richland County South Carolina, USA
1828
December 1, 1828
1841
1841
1852
1852
- 1853
Age 59
United States Senate
1870
March 13, 1870
Age 78
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
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Harvard, 1810