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James Henry Hammond

  • Birth 15 Nov 1807 Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 13 Nov 1864 Beech Island, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Beech Island, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 25736532

South Carolina Governor, US Congressman and Senator. He served in Congress from 1834 to 1835, the Senate from 1857 to 1860, and one term as Governor of South Carolina (1842 to 1844). An outspoken defender of slavery and states' rights, Hammond coined the phrase "Cotton is King" in a speech before the Senate. He was buried on his plantation, Redcliffe, which is now a South Carolina State Park.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 4 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25736532
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Hammond (15 Nov 1807–13 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25736532, citing Hammond Cemetery, Beech Island, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .