SC Governors – Daniel Henry Chamberlain, 1874-1877
South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Daniel Henry Chamberlain
Also see: SC Government
- Born: June 23, 1835 in West Brookfield, MA
- Died: April, 1907 in Charlottesville, VA
- Buried: Charlottesville, VA
- Political Party: Republican
- Yale University - graduated 1862 with honors
- Second Lieutenant, United States Army
- Professor of Constitutional Law, Cornell University, 1883-1897
Major Events and Accomplishments, 1874–1877
- Public expenditures were reduced
- 1876 – Governor Chamberlain was inaugurated for a second term after a count was taken that disregarded votes from Laurens and Edgefield counties. Read more about the most corrupt election in SC history.
- 1877 – A complete count of the votes revealed that Governor Chamberlain had been defeated by Wade Hampton.
- 1877 – Chamberlain left South Carolina during the withdrawal of federal troops. The troops had been called in to maintain order while the election fall-out was settled.
Other Government Positions
- Attorney General of South Carolina, 1868-1872
Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions
- Chamberlain was appointed receiver of the South Carolina Railway by order of United States Circuit Court and worked successfully to revive it.
–Newspaper article about appointment - PDF - appeared in the New York Times on October 8, 1889
- Chamberlain authored Charles Sumner and the Treaty of Washington
|General Election – November 3, 1874
|Daniel Henry Chamberlain
|John T. Green