Thomas Roper (mayor)

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Thomas Roper
10th Mayor of Charleston
In office
1799–1801
Preceded by Henry William De Saussure
Succeeded by John Ward
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Born 1760
Died April 15, 1829

Thomas Roper (1760-1829) was the tenth intendent (mayor) of Charleston, South Carolina, serving two terms between 1799 and 1801. As mayor of Charleston, he was influential in the move to build a chapel at the Charleston Orphan House; it was completed in 1801. He died on April 15, 1829, and is buried in the graveyard at St. Philips in Charleston, South Carolina. [1] Because his only son died without an heir in 1845, Col. Roper's real estate on East Battery and Queen Streets (worth $30,000) passed to the Medical Society of South Carolina. [2] Roper Hospital is named in his honor. [3]

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References

  1. "Thomas Roper (1760-1829)". Find a Grave. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. Leland, Jack (August 19, 1985). "Apartment Building Was Home Of Original Roper Hospital". Charleston News & Courier. pp. 2–B. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  3. "Portraits Of 3 Prominent Men Now On Display". Charleston News & Courier. February 12, 1939. pp. iii–3. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
Preceded by
Henry William De Saussure
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
1799-1801
Succeeded by
John Ward