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SC Governors – Stephen Decatur Miller, 1828-1830

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Stephen Decatur Miller

Also see: SC Government

Biographical Overview

  • Born: May 8, 1787 in Waxhaw Settlement, Lancaster District, SC
  • Died: March 8, 1838 in Raymond, MS
  • Buried: Raymond, MS
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of Stephen Decatur Miller
Stephen Decatur Miller
Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library



  • Lawyer
  • Planter

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1828–1830

  • Governor Miller supported the state's right to nullify the Tariff of 1828

Other Government Positions

  • US House of Representatives, 1817-1819
  • South Carolina Senate, 1822-1828
  • US Senate, 1831-1833

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

Election Results

  • On December 10, 1828, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Miller for governor by secret ballot

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