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South Carolina Governors – John Taylor 1826-1828

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Taylor

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: May 4, 1770 in Granby, South Carolina
  • Died: February 23, 1832 in Camden, South Carolina
  • Buried: Family cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Portrait of John Taylor
John Taylor


  • College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) - graduated 1790


  • Lawyer
  • Planter

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1826–1828

  • 1827 – Meetings were held in several locations across the state to strengthen opposition to federal tariffs

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives - 1793-1802, 1804-1805
  • US House of Representatives, 1807-1810
  • US Senate, 1810-1816
  • South Carolina Senate, 1818-1826

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Taylor was related to two US Presidents: James Madison and Zachary Taylor

Election Results

  • On December 9, 1826, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Taylor for governor by secret ballot.

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