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SC Governors – Arnoldus Vanderhorst, 1794-1796

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Arnoldus Vanderhorst

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Biographical Facts

  • Alternate spelling: Arnoldus Vander Horst
  • Born: March 21, 1748 in Christ Church Parish, SC
  • Home: Kiawah Plantation
  • Died: January 29, 1815 in Charleston
  • Buried: St Michael's churchyard in Charleston
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Political Party: Federalist

Portrait of Arnoldus Vanderhorst

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Education

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Occupation

  • Planter
  • Colonel, South Carolina Militia

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Major Events and Accomplishments, 1794–1796

  • December 15, 1795 – US Senate rejected the nomination of former Governor John Rutledge to be the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1776-1780
  • South Carolina Senate, 1780-1786

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Vanderhorst served under Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) during the Revolutionary War.

Arnoldus Vanderhorst:  Election Results

  • On December 17, 1794, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Vanderhorst for governor by secret ballot.

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