Thomas Bennett, Jr

Thomas Bennett, Jr

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 30 Jan 1865 (aged 83)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 20943337 · View Source
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South Carolina Governor. He served as Governor of South Carolina from 1820 to 1822. Bennett received his education at the College of Charleston and was variously employed as a banker and architect before he became Mayor of that city. Elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives three times (1804 to 1806, 1808 to 1810, 1812 to 1818) as a Democratic-Republican, he served as Speaker from 1814 to 1818. He was gained a seat in the State Senate in 1819, and was elected Governor by the South Carolina General Assembly in a secret ballot on December 7th 1820. After leaving office he was again elected to the State Senate in 1837, serving until 1840.

Bio by: Tom & Christy Sorters Harrison


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  • Originally Created by: Tom & Christy Sorters Harrison
  • Added: 14 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20943337
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Bennett, Jr (14 Aug 1781–30 Jan 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20943337, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .