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South Carolina Governors – Thomas Bothwell Jeter, 1880

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Thomas Bothwell Jeter

Also see: SC Government

Biographical Overview

  • Born: October 13, 1827 in Union District, South Carolina
  • Died: May 20, 1883
  • Buried:
  • Religion:
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of Thomas Bothwell Jeter
Thomas Bothwell Jeter
Courtesy of William Gilmore Simms'
The History of South Carolina



  • Lawyer

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1880

  • 1879 – When Lieutenant Governor William Dunlap Simpson became governor following Governor Wade Hampton's resignation, President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate Jeter became next in line of succession
  • 1880 – William Dunlap Simpson resigned from office causing Jeter, as President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate, to become governor
  • 1880 – Jeter served as governor for only three months

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1856
  • South Carolina Senate, 1872-1882

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

Election Results

  • On September 1, 1880, Jeter succeeded to office following the resignation of Governor William Dunlap Simpson

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