Hammond, James Henry, 1807-1864

James Henry Hammond (1807-1864) was a lawyer and planter, and an early advocate of nullification and secession. He was Democratic governor of South Carolina for the period 1842 to 1844, and was a U.S. Senator, for the period 1857 to 1860. As a senator he began to doubt the wisdom of secession.

From the description of Papers, 1823-1875. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259405


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