Rutledge, John, 1766-1819

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Birth 1766
Death 1819-09-01

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Lawyer, planter, and U.S. representative from South Carolina.

From the description of Papers of John Rutledge, 1782-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82466018

John Rutledge (1766-1819) of South Carolina was the son of Governor John Rutledge (1739-1800). He studied in Charleston and Philadelphia and traveled in Europe in 1787 through early 1790. His wife was Sarah Motte Smith. He practiced law in Charleston, was a planter in the Savannah River area, served in the South Carolina legislature, was a member of the United States House of Representatives, 1797-1803, and was an officer in the South Carolina militia.

From the guide to the John Rutledge Papers, ., 1782-1872, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

John Rutledge served in the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina (1797-1803). He was a member of, and later the commander, of the 28th Regiment, South Carolina Militia, 1799-1816.

From the description of [Letters] / John Rutledge. [1801-1807] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352925838

State legislator, militia officer, and U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

From the description of Papers, 1760-1862 ; (bulk 1788-1798). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270886

U.S. representative and public official of South Carolina, army officer, and planter.

From the description of Letter of John Rutledge, 1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015429


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