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SC Governors – William Moultrie, 1785-1787 and 1792-1794


South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor William Moultrie

William Moultrie  Biographical Facts


Portrait of William Moultrie
William Moultrie
(Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library)

William Moultrie  Education

William Moultrie  Occupations

  • Planter
  • Captain, Provincial South Carolina Regiment
  • Major General, Continental Army

William Moultrie  Major Events and Accomplishments, 1st Term, 1785–1787

  • 1785 – South Carolina was divided into counties and a system of county courts was established under the County Court Act
  • 1786 – The General Assembly agreed to move the state capital from Charleston to Columbia

William Moultrie  Major Events and Accomplishments, 2nd Term, 1792–1794

  • The Orphan House opened in Charleston
  • 1793 – Increased cultivation of cotton led to large exports
  • 1794 – Privateers were recruited in Charleston for an expedition to Louisiana to regain lands in North America for France

William Moultrie  Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1783
  • Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1784
  • South Carolina Senate, 1787

William Moultrie  Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

William Moultrie  Election Results, 1st Term

  • On May 10, 1785, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Moultrie for governor by secret ballot

William Moultrie  Election Results, 2nd Term

  • On December 4, 1792, Moultrie was elected to a second term by the South Carolina General Assembly by secret ballot

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