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SC Governors – John Lyde Wilson, 1822-1824

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Lyde Wilson

John Wilson:  Biographical Facts

  • Born: May 24, 1784 in Marlboro County, SC
  • Died: February, 1849
  • Buried: St. Paul's Church in Charleston, SC
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican

Portrait of John Lyde Wilson
John Lyde Wilson
(Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library)

John Wilson:  Education

  • Studied law in Baltimore, MD

John Wilson:  Occupations

  • Lawyer
  • Author
  • Lieutenant, South Carolina Militia

John Wilson:  Major Events and Accomplishments, 1822–1824

John Wilson:  Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1806-1808, 1812-1814, 1816-1818
  • South Carolina Senate, 1818-1822, 1826-1830

John Wilson:  Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Wilson authored Code of Honor, a manual for dueling that outlined rules of conduct for duelists, seconds, and all other participants in duels - published 1838

John Wilson:  Election Results

  • On December 7, 1822, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Wilson for governor by secret ballot.

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