Thomas Sumter Jr.

Thomas Sumter Jr.

Birth
Stateburg, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Jun 1840 (aged 71)
Stateburg, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 25464386 · View Source
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Diplomat. The son of Revolutionary War General and US Senator Thomas Sumter, in 1800 he was appointed private secretary to Robert Livingston when Livingston was Ambassador to France. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson offered Sumter the Governorship of the newly-purchased Louisiana Territory, but he declined. He served as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from 1804 to 1806. He was also active in the militia, attaining the rank of Colonel as commander of the Claremont Guards, a regiment originally formed by his father. In 1808 he was appointed the first US Ambassador to Brazil, serving from 1809 to 1819. Thomas Sumter, Jr. was the father of Congressman Thomas De Lage Sumter.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 25464386
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Sumter Jr. (30 Aug 1768–15 Jun 1840), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25464386, citing Thomas Sumter Memorial Park, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .