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SC Governors – Andrew Pickens, Jr., 1816-1818


South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Andrew Pickens, Jr

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Biographical Facts


Portrait of Andrew Pickens Jr
Andrew Pickens Jr.
(Clemson University)

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Education

  • Brown University

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Occupations

  • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
  • Planter

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Major Events and Accomplishments, 1816–1818

  • 1817 – John C. Calhoun was named US Secretary of War
  • 1817 – A program of internal improvements was begun using public funds
  • 1818 – The price of cotton rose to a high point that was not exceeded at any other time in South Carolina during the antebellum period

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Other Government Positions

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Governor Pickens was the son of Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens
  • 1817 – Pickens moved to Alabama after leaving office and helped negotiate a treaty with the Creek Indians of Georgia

Andrew Pickens, Jr.:  Election Results

  • On December 5, 1816, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Pickens for governor by secret ballot.
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