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Henry Middleton (1770-1846)

Home Town:
Charleston, SC
Biographical Notes:
Henry Middleton was born in London, England on September 28, 1770. His parents, then traveling in Europe, returned a year later to South Carolina. Henry pursued classical studies with tutors at his father’s estate, Middleton Place, near Charleston, S.C. (which is today a historic house museum), and spent a year in England.

He returned to America after his father’s death in 1787 but briefly returned to England and resided at Clifton, Gloucestershire, until his return to Charleston in 1800. At that point, Henry engaged in planting in South Carolina and entered politics.

He was a member of the South Carolina State house of representatives from 1802 to 1810 and then elected to the State senate in 1810. Henry became Governor of South Carolina in December 1810 and served until ...

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Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (South Carolina) 1815-1819
Diplomatic Agent (Minister to Russia) 1820-1830
State Posts:
State House of Representatives (South Carolina) 1802-1810
State Senator (South Carolina) 1810-1812

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