Thomas Leger Hutchinson

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Thomas Leger Hutchinson
35th Mayor of Charleston
In office
1846–1850
Preceded by John Schnierle
Succeeded by John Schnierle
In office
1852–1855
Preceded by John Schnierle
Succeeded by William Porcher Miles
Personal details
BornFebruary 17, 1812
DiedAugust 18, 1883
Spouse(s)Lydia Julia Macauley (m. 1833); Catherine (Douglas) Hussey (m. 1869)
Alma mater Harvard Law School (1832)
ProfessionLawyer, rice planter

Thomas Leger Hutchinson was the thirty-fifth intendant (mayor) of Charleston, South Carolina. He served twice, defeating John Schnierle in 1846, being defeated by John Schnierle in 1850, and then beating John Schnierle again in 1852.

Hutchinson was first elected intendant on September 7, 1846, succeeding John Schnierle. Hutchinson won successive terms on September 6, 1847; September 4, 1848; and September 3, 1849. In September 1850, however, he lost to John Schnierle. After two years out of the mayorship, Hutchinson was again elected on September 1, 1852, and won a final term the next year on November 2, 1853. He represented the Charleston area (St. Philip's and St. Michael's parishes) in South Carolina General Assembly in the 1862–1863 session. [1]

Hutchinson was born on February 17, 1812. He attended Harvard starting in April 1830 and left in 1832. [2] He died on August 18, 1883, and is buried in French Huguenot churchyard. [3]

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References

  1. "Thomas Leger Hutchinson". Halsey Map Project. Preservation Society of Charleston. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. Quinquennial Catalogue of the Law School of Harvard University 1817-1904. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Law School. 1905. p. 86.
  3. "Thomas Leger Hutchinson (1812-1883)". Find a Grave. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
Preceded by
John Schnierle
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
1846–1850
Succeeded by
John Schnierle
Preceded by
John Schnierle
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
1852–1855
Succeeded by
William Porcher Miles