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SC Governors – Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook, 1848-1850

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: June 30, 1793 at Edisto Island, South Carolina
  • Died: April 16, 1855 in Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Buried: Interment at Gunbluff Plantation Edisto Island, SC
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook
Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook


  • College of New Jersey - graduated 1812


  • Lawyer
  • Planter
  • Author

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1848–1850

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1814-1829
  • South Carolina Senate, 1826-1834
  • Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1834-1836

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Seabrook authored History of the Cotton Plant

Election Results

  • On December 12, 1848, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Seabrook for governor by secret ballot.

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