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SC Governors – John Peter Richardson, Jr., 1886-1890


South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Peter Richardson, Jr.

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: September 25, 1831 in Clarendon County
  • Died: July 6, 1899 in Columbia
  • Buried:
  • Religion:
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of John Peter Richardson, Jr.
John Peter Richardson, Jr.

Education

Occupation

Major Events & Accomplishments, First Term, 1886–1888

  • Thomas G. Clemson's will, which left funds for the creation of a new college, was validated by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Major Events & Accomplishments, Second Term, 1888–1890

  • 1890 – The Farmer's Association became a powerful political force in South Carolina

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives
  • South Carolina Senate, 1865-1867
  • Treasurer of South Carolina, 1878-1886

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Richardson served on the staff of Confederate General James Cantey from 1862-1865.
  • Winthrop's Richardson Hall was named for Governor John Peter Richardson, Jr.
  • Elmswood Plantation was Richardson's home.

Election Results, First Term

  • On November 2, 1886, Richardson elected without opposition. He received 33,114 votes.

Election Results, Second Term

  • On November 6, 1888, Governor Richardson was reelected without opposition. He received 58,730 votes.

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