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SC Governors – Joseph Alston, 1812-1814


South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Joseph Alston

Joseph Alston:  Biographical Facts


Portrait of Joseph Alston
Joseph Alston

Joseph Alston:  Education

Joseph Alston:  Occupation

  • Planter

Joseph Alston:  Major Events and Accomplishments, 1812–1814

  • December 19, 1812 – The Bank of the State of South Carolina was chartered
  • December 31, 1812 – Governor Alston's wife, Theodosia Burr Alston, was lost at sea

Joseph Alston:  Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1802-1803, 1805-1812

Joseph Alston:  Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Alston married Aaron Burr's daughter, Theodosia Burr - February 2,1801

Joseph Alston:  Election Results

  • On December 10, 1812, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Alston for governor by secret ballot.
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