SC Governors – James Burchill Richardson – 1802-1804
South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor James Burchill Richardson
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- Born: October 28, 1770 in present-day Clarendon County (formerly Sumter District)
- Died: April 28, 1836 in present-day Clarendon County
- Buried: Internment at Richardson Cemetery near Rimini in present-day Clarendon County
Note: James Burchill Richardson's middle name is spelled Burchell on his tombstone.
- Religion: Episcopalian
- Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Major Events and Accomplishments, 1802–1804
- 1803 – All laws restricting the traffic of slaves were repealed by the General Assembly, except for a restriction on importing males over the age of 15 as slaves from other states.
- 1803 – The Charleston Courier, later renamed Post and Courier was founded.
Other Government Positions
- South Carolina House of Representatives, 1792-1802, 1804-1806, 1816-1818
- South Carolina Senate, 1806-1814
Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions
- Governor Richardson was the son of famed Revolutionary War General Richard Richardson
- Big Home Plantation was Richardson's home
- On December 8, 1802, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Richardson for governor by secret ballot.