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SC Governors – John Mathews, 1782-1783


South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Mathews

John Mathews:  Biographical Facts

  • Born: 1744 in Charleston
  • Died: November 17, 1802 in Charleston
  • Buried:
  • Religion:
  • Political Party: No party affiliation

Portrait of John Mathews
John Mathews

John Mathews:  Education

  • Middle Temple in London, England

John Mathews:  Occupations

John Mathews:  Major Events and Accomplishments, 1782–1783

  • 1782 – New laws empowered the state to banish loyalists and seize their estates
  • December 14, 1782 – The British evacuated Charlestown

John Mathews:  Other Government Positions

  • First Provincial Congress of South Carolina, 1775
  • Second Provincial Congress of South Carolina, 1776
  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1776-1780
  • Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1777-1779, 1784
  • Continental Congress, 1778-1782

John Mathews:  Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

John Mathews:  Election Results

  • On January 31, 1782, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Mathews for governor by secret ballot.

John Mathews:  Web Resources

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