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Langdon Cheves

Langdon Cheves, American banker, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 11th-13th congresses, 1811-1815, chairman ways and means committee, 1812-1813, chairman select commission on naval establishment, speaker, 1814.

Background

  • Cheves, Langdon was born on September 17, 1776 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States. Son of Alexander and Mary (Langdon) Chivas.

  • Career

    • President United States Bank, 1819-1822, put bank in order, strengthened its resources.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 11th-13th congresses, 1811-1815, chairman ways and means committee, 1812-1813, chairman select commission on naval establishment, speaker, 1814.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Dullas, May 6, 1806.
    • father: Alexander Chivas
    • mother: Mary (Langdon) Chivas
    • spouse: Mary Dullas
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    Born September 17, 1776
    Died June 26, 1857
    (aged 80)
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