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SC Governors – James Henry Hammond, 1842-1844

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor James Henry Hammond

Also see: SC Government

Biographical Overview

  • Born: November 15, 1807 in Newberry District
  • Died: November 13, 1864 at Redcliffe Plantation in Beech Island, SC
  • Buried: In the Episcopal Churchyard of Beech Island
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of James Henry Hammond
James Henry Hammond



  • General, South Carolina Militia
  • Lawyer
  • Editor

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1842–1844

Other Government Positions

  • US House of Representatives, 1835-1836
  • US Senate, 1857-1860

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • 1830 – Hammond founded The Southern Times
  • 1853 – Hammond published The Pro-Slavery Argument

Election Results

  • On December 8, 1842, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Hammond for governor by secret ballot.

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