|8th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|
January 31, 1782 –February 4, 1783
|Preceded by||Christopher Gadsden|
|Succeeded by||Richard Beresford|
|1st Mayor of Charleston|
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Succeeded by||Arnoldus Vanderhorst|
|Born||July 9,1748 |
Charleston,South Carolina,British America
Richard Hutson (1747 – April 12,1795) was a Founding Father of the United States and an American lawyer,judge,and politician from Charleston,South Carolina. He was born in June 1747 to Rev. William Hutson and Mary Hutson (nee Woodward). His family moved to Charleston in 1756 when his father was the pastor at the Circular Congregational Church. After having been educated in Charleston as a child,he attended Princeton.
In 1778 and 1779 he represented South Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress,where he signed the Articles of Confederation. After the British captured Charleston in 1780,he was held as a prisoner at St. Augustine,Florida,for a time. After he returned home,he served as the eighth lieutenant governor of South Carolina under Governor John Mathews in 1782 and 1783. On September 11,1783,Hutson was elected the first intendant (mayor) of Charleston.He was re-elected on September 13,1784,winning against Alexander Gillon by a vote of 387 to 127. After his time as intendant of Charleston,he was one of the first three chancellors of the Court of Equity of South Carolina.
He is buried in a vault at the Independent Congregational (Circular) Churchyard in Charleston.
Henry Middleton was a planter,public official from South Carolina. A member of the colonial legislature,during the American Revolution he attended the First Continental Congress and served as that body's president for four days in 1774 after the passage of the Continental Association,which he signed. He left the Second Continental Congress before it declared independence. Back in South Carolina,he served as president of the provincial congress and senator in the newly created state government. After his capture by the British in 1780,he accepted defeat and returned to the status of a British subject until the end of the war.
Charles Pinckney was an American Founding Father,planter,and politician who was a signer of the United States Constitution. He was elected and served as the 37th governor of South Carolina,later serving two more non-consecutive terms. He also served as a U.S. Senator and a member of the House of Representatives. He was first cousin once removed of fellow signer Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Samuel Johnston was an American planter,lawyer,and statesman from Chowan County,North Carolina. He represented North Carolina in both the Continental Congress and the United States Senate,and he was the sixth Governor of North Carolina.
Thomas Burke was an Irish physician,lawyer,and statesman who lived in Hillsborough,North Carolina. He represented North Carolina as a delegate to the Continental Congress and was the third Governor of the state. He was the first Catholic governor of North Carolina.
Richard Beresford was an American planter and lawyer from Berkeley County,South Carolina. He was a delegate for South Carolina in the Confederation Congress in 1783 and 1784.
Ralph Izard was a U.S. politician. He served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1794,and owned slaves.
John Houstoun was an American lawyer and statesman from Savannah,Georgia. He was one of the original Sons of Liberty and also a delegate for Georgia in the Second Continental Congress in 1775. He was the Governor of Georgia,in 1778,and again in 1784–1785.
Richard Howly,sometimes spelled Howley,was an American planter and lawyer from Liberty County,Georgia. He served briefly as the Governor of Georgia in 1780,as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780 and 1781,and as Chief Justice of Georgia in 1782 and 1783.
William Loughton Smith was an American lawyer,politician,and diplomat from Charleston,South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1789 until 1797,during which time he served as chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means.
Henry Laurens Pinckney was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina,and the son of Charles Pinckney and Mary Eleanor Laurens.
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John Rutledge was an American Founding Father,politician,and jurist who served as one of the original associate justices of the Supreme Court and the second chief justice of the United States. Additionally,he served as the first president of South Carolina and later as its first governor after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
John Mathews was a Founding Father of the United States and lawyer from Charleston,South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781 where he endorsed the Articles of Confederation on behalf of South Carolina. On his return,he was elected the 33rd governor of South Carolina,serving a single term in 1782 and 1783.
Elias Horry was a lawyer,politician,businessman and plantation owner who twice served in the South Carolina General Assembly as well as the intendant (mayor) of Charleston,South Carolina,serving two terms from 1815 to 1817 and 1820 to 1821.
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John Edwards (1760–98) was the eighth intendant (mayor) of Charleston,South Carolina,serving two terms from 1795 to 1797.
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William Rouse was the eighteenth intendant (mayor) of Charleston,South Carolina,serving two consecutive terms from 1808 to 1810.
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