Richardson, John Peter, 1801-1864

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Governor and Congressman in U.S. House representing South Carolina; born at Hickory Hill plantation in Clarendon County, S.C.; 1819 graduate of South Carolina College at Columbia; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fulton, S.C.; member of the S.C. House of Representatives, 1825-1833; judge of the circuit court; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by death of Richard L. Manning; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress where he served 1836-1839; Governor of South Carolina, 1840-1842; died in Fulton (later Pinewood), Sumter County, S.C., January 24, 1864.

From the description of John Peter Richardson papers, 1837-1844. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 744575560

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referencedIn Cantey family. Cantey family papers, 1771-1913. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson), 1805-1869. F. W. Pickens papers, 1785-1929. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Richardson, John Peter, 1801-1864. John Peter Richardson papers, 1837-1844. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Allston, Robert F. W. (Robert Francis Withers), 1801-1864. Papers of the Bynum and Bowman families, 1768-1948. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of the Richardson and Nelson families, 1765-1935. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Correspondence between W.S. Reynolds & John P. Richardson : [letters], 1840. National Agricultural Library, NAL
referencedIn Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Autograph letter signed : Charleston, to an unidentified friend in New York, 1832 July 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barnwell, Robert Woodward, 1801-1882. Robert Woodward Barnwell (1801-1882) papers, 1833-1879. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
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Birth 1801-04-14

Death 1864-01-24

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