Thomas Lowndes

Thomas Lowndes

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 8 Jul 1843 (aged 77)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 33584867 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was the son of Rawlins Lowndes, former President and Governor of South Carolina during the American Revolution. He studied law and in 1789 was admitted to the bar in South Carolina. He initially spent more time in his planting pursuits involving his vast land holdings. His first public service began with his election to the South Carolina House from St. Philips and St. Michael parish. He would serve in the House through the 12th, and 13th General Assemblies which ended in 1799. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the Charleston District in 1801 and served in the 7th and 8th Congresses which ended in 1805. He decided not to seek re-election, however he again became a candidate in 1808, however was defeated in this attempt. As a result he would spend the majority of his time in civic duties including the Charleston Library Society, president of the board of trustees of the College of Charleston and commissioner of the Charleston Orphan House.

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  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 6 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33584867
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Lowndes (22 Jan 1766–8 Jul 1843), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33584867, citing Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and Saint Paul, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .