U.S. Continental Congressman. He attended Westminister School and Balliol College, England and returned to South Carolina in 1764. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, visited England again in 1770 and was appointed by King George III privy councilor for the Province of South Carolina. Appointed assistant judge, he was an active part in the pre-Revolutionary movement, president of the South Carolina council of safety in 1775 and was a South Carolina chief justice, in 1776. In 1778, he was appointed a member of the second US Continental Congress and served until his death at age 36.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith