South Carolina Governors – James Hamilton, Jr., 1830-1832
South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor James Hamilton, Jr.
Also see: SC Government
- Born: May 8, 1786 in Charleston, SC
- Died: November 15, 1857 in the Gulf of Mexico
- Religion: Episcopalian
- Political Party: Democrat
James Hamilton Jr.
- Major, United States Army
Major Events and Accomplishments, 1830–1832
Other Government Positions
- South Carolina House of Representatives, 1820-1822
- US House of Representatives, 1822-1829
- South Carolina Senate, 1836
Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions
- Hamilton declined an offer from President Andrew Jackson to become United States Secretary of War
- Hamilton helped found the Southern Quarterly Review
- The Republic of Texas honored Hamilton with the title "perpetual citizen of the Republic of Texas", 1835
- Hamilton died in a shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico, 1857
- On December 9, 1830, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Hamilton for governor by secret ballot.