Izard, Ralph, 1742-1804

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Birth 1742
Death 1804-05-30

Biographical notes:

St. James Goose Creek Parish and Charleston, S.C. politician, U.S. diplomat, U.S. Continental Congressman, and U.S. Senator.

From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to Herman LeRoy, 1794 Jan. 22. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36865688

Member of the Continental Congress.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Schveling, to General Pinckney, 1793 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269535759

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Herman Le Roy, Esq., 1794 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269534044

Delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress and U.S. senator from South Carolina and diplomat.

From the description of Ralph Izard family papers, 1778-1826 (bulk 1801-1814). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068876

Planter of Charleston, S.C.; member of U.S. Senate, 1789-1795; member, Continental Congress, 1782-1783; Commissioner, Court of Tuscany, 1776-1779; husband of Alice DeLancey Izard; father of Ralph Izard, Jr. (1788-1824), member of S.C. House, 1818-1819.

From the description of Ralph Izard papers, 1709-1955 bulk, 1768-1831. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 42002927

Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1782-1783, and U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1789-1795; from Charleston, S.C.

From the description of Papers, 1775-1821. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19851452

Biographical Note

  • 1742, Jan. 23: Born near Charleston, S.C.
  • 1767: Married Alice DeLancy (died 1832)
  • 1771 - 1776 : Resided in London, England, and Paris, France
  • 1776 - 1779 : Served as commissioner to the Court of Tuscany for the Continental Congress
  • 1780: Pledged his estate in South Carolina for the payment of warships to be used in the American Revolution
  • 1782 - 1783 : Member, Continental Congress
  • 1789 - 1796 : Served in United States Senate; president pro tempore of the senate
  • 1804, May 30: Died, near Charleston, S.C.

From the guide to the Ralph Izard Family Papers, 1778-1826, (bulk 1801-1814), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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  • Landsford Canal (Chester County, S.C.)
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  • Jay's Treaty, 1794--Public opinion
  • Rice Industry--19th century
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