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South Carolina Governors – George McDuffie, 1834-1836

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor George McDuffie

Also see: SC Government

Biographical Overview

  • Born: August 10, 1790 in Columbia County, GA
  • Died: March 11, 1851 at Cherry Hill Plantation, McCormick County, SC
  • Buried: At Singleton's Graveyard in Sumter County, SC
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of George McDuffie
George McDuffie
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library



  • Lawyer

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1834–1836

  • 1835 – The Bank of Charleston was founded
  • The General Assembly passed several laws designed to limit the rights of free blacks and counter the abolition movement

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1818-1820
  • US House of Representatives, 1821-1834
  • US Senate, 1842-1846

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • McDuffie fought in two duels while a member of Congress

Election Results

  • On December 9, 1834, the South Carolina General Assembly elected McDuffie for governor by secret ballot.

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