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South Carolina Governors – Robert Young Hayne, 1832-1834

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Robert Young Hayne

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: November 10, 1791 in St. Paul's Parish, South Carolina
  • Died: September 24, 1839 in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Buried: St. Michael's Churchyard in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of Robert Young Hayne
Robert Young Hayne
Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library


  • Attended private schools - studied law


  • Captain, Charleston Cadet Infantry
  • Lawyer

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1832–1834

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1814-1818
  • Attorney General of South Carolina, 1818-1822
  • US Senate, 1822-1832
  • Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, 1835-1837

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • 1830 – Hayne engaged in a famous debate with Senator Daniel Webster on the nature of the United States while a member of the US Senate

Election Results

  • On December 10, 1832, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Hayne for governor by secret ballot.

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