Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I328424
  • Name: James Henry HAMMOND
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 NOV 1807 in Newberry Co., SC
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina BET 4 MAR 1835 AND 26 FEB 1836
  • Event: Elected Governor of South Carolina BET 8 DEC 1842 AND 7 DEC 1844
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from South Carolina BET 7 DEC 1857 AND 11 NOV 1860
  • Death: 13 NOV 1864 in South Carolina
  • Event: Pic Gov. James Henry Hammond
  • Note:
    HAMMOND, James Henry, (son-in-law of Wade Hampton [1752-1835], uncle of Wade Hampton [1818-1902]), a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born in Newberry District, S.C., November 15, 1807; graduated from the South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1825; taught school and wrote for a newspaper; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Columbia; established a newspaper to support nullification; planter; elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fourth Congress in 1834 and served from March 4, 1835, until February 26, 1836, when he resigned because of ill health; spent two years in Europe; returned to South Carolina and engaged in agricultural pursuits; Governor of South Carolina 1842-1844; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1857 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew P. Butler and served from December 7, 1857, to November 11, 1860, when he withdrew; died at "Redcliffe," Beach Island, S.C., November 13, 1864.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Marriage 1 Catherine E. FITZSIMMONS b: 8 JAN 1814
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