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SC Governors – John Peter Richardson, 1840-1842

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Peter Richardson

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Biographical Overview

John Peter Richardson



  • Lawyer

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1840–1842

  • The Bank of South Carolina refused to recognize regulations enacted in the wake of the Panic of 1837
  • December 20, 1842 – The South Carolina Military Academy was established (now the The Citadel)

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1825-1834
  • South Carolina Senate, 1834-1836
  • US House of Representatives, 1836-1839

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

Election Results

  • On December 9, 1840, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Richardson for governor by secret ballot.

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