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  • ID: I292494
  • Name: John RUTLEDGE , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 SEP 1739 in Charleston Co., SC
  • Event: Elected President of South Carolina BET 1776 AND 1778
  • Event: Elected Governor of South Carolina BET 9 JAN 1779 AND 31 JAN 1782
  • Event: Appointed BET 26 SEP 1789 AND 5 MAR 1791 Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Event: Appointed BET 1 JUL 1795 AND 28 DEC 1795 Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Death: 23 JUL 1800 in Charleston Co., SC
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. John Rutledge
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    RUTLEDGE, John, (brother of Edward Rutledge and father of John Rutledge, Jr.), a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Christ Church Parish, S.C., in 1739; pursued classical studies; studied law in Charleston and later at the Middle Temple in London; returned to Charleston, S.C., and commenced practice in 1761; elected to the provincial assembly in 1762; attorney general pro tempore in 1764 and 1765; delegate to the Stamp Act Congress at New York City in 1765; continued the practice of law; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1775; served as president and commander in chief of South Carolina 1776-1778 and as governor 1779-1782; again a Member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783; elected one of the state chancellors in 1784; delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787; member of the state ratification convention in 1788; received the electoral vote of South Carolina for vice president in 1789; Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1789-1791; elected chief justice of South Carolina in 1790 and served until 1795, when he resigned; nominated in 1795 to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and presided at the August term, but the Senate on December 15, 1795, refused to confirm him; died in Charleston, S.C., July 23, 1800; interment in St. Michael's Churchyard.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John RUTLEDGE b: 1713 in County Tyrone, Ireland
    Mother: Sarah HEXT b: 18 SEP 1724 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth GRIMKE b: 29 NOV 1741 in Charleston Co., SC
    • Married: 1 MAY 1763 in Charleston Co., SC
    1. Has Children Martha Henrietta RUTLEDGE b: 1764 in Charleston Co., SC
    2. Has No Children Sarah RUTLEDGE b: 1765 in Charleston Co., SC
    3. Has No Children John RUTLEDGE III b: 1766 in Charleston Co., SC
    4. Has No Children Edward James RUTLEDGE b: 1767 in Charleston Co., SC
    5. Has No Children Frederick Wilkes RUTLEDGE b: 1769 in Charleston Co., SC
    6. Has No Children William Spencer RUTLEDGE b: 1771 in Charleston Co., SC
    7. Has No Children Charles Wilson RUTLEDGE b: BET 1773 AND 1774 in Charleston Co., SC
    8. Has No Children Thomas RUTLEDGE b: 1774 in Charleston Co., SC
    9. Has Children Eliza RUTLEDGE b: 23 JAN 1776 in Charleston Co., SC
    10. Has No Children States Whitcomb RUTLEDGE b: 1783 in Charleston Co., SC
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