Governor Andrew Gordon Magrath (1864 - 1865)

 

Biographical Summary

  • Born: February 8, 1813 in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Died: April 9, 1893 in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Political Party: Democrat

Education

  • South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) - graduated 1831
  • Harvard University Law School

Occupation

  • Lawyer

Major Events While Governor

  • last South Carolina governor to be elected by secret ballot
  • last Confederate governor of South Carolina
  • February, 1865 – Columbia and Charleston were occupied by Union forces
  • May 28, 1865 – Governor Magrath's term ended when he was deposed by Union authorities
  • Federal authorities imprisoned Magrath after removing him from office

Other Government Positions Held

  • South Carolina House of Representatives
  • South Carolina Secretary of State, 1860-1862

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Andrew Gordon Magrath

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