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South Carolina Governors – Johnson Hagood, 1880-1882

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Johnson Hagood

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Biographical Overview

Portrait of Johnson Hagood
Governor Johnson Hagood
Courtesy of Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men


  • Richmond Academy - Augusta, GA
  • The Citadel - Graduated first in class, 1847


  • Planter
  • Brigadier General, Confederate States Army

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1880–1882

  • 1881 – The General Assembly passed a law that disqualified anyone participating in a duel from holding public office

Other Government Positions

  • Comptroller General of South Carolina, 1876-1880

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • 1850 – Hagood was admitted to the bar but never practiced law
  • The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, located on Hagood Avenue in Charleston, was named for Governor Hagood

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Election Results

General Election – November 2, 1880
Johnson Hagood 117,432 votes 96%
L.W.R. Blair 4,277 votes 4%


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