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South Carolina Governors – John Hugh Means, 1850-1852

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Hugh Means

Also see: SC Government

Biographical Overview

  • Born: August 18, 1812 in Fairfield District, South Carolina
  • Died: August 29, 1862 in Virginia
  • Buried:
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of John Hugh Means
John Hugh Means



  • Brigadier General, South Carolina Militia
  • Colonel, Confederate States Army

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1850–1852

  • Governor Means worked to increase funding for improvements to the South Carolina Militia
  • 1851 – The people of South Carolina voted against taking action against the Union without the agreement of the other Southern states

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

Election Results

  • On December 13, 1850, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Means for governor by secret ballot.

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