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Charles Pinckney

Charles Pinckney, American senator, governor of South Carolina.


  • Pinckney, Charles was born on October 26, 1757 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Colonel Charles and Frances (Brewton) Pinckney.

  • Career

    • President South Carolina. Constl; president South Carolina. State Constl; minister to Spain, 1801-1804.


    Member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1779-1784, 86-89, 92-96, 1805-1806, 10-14. Member Continental Congress, 1784-1787.

    Member United States Constitutional Convention, 1787, submitted proposed draft of federal constitution (many provisions of which were incorporated into United States Constitution). Member United States Senate (Democrat) from South Carolina., December 6, 1798-1805. Member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., (Democrat) 16th Congress, 1819-1821.


    • Married Mary Laurens, April.
    • father: Colonel Charles Pinckney
    • mother: Frances (Brewton) Pinckney
    • spouse: Mary Laurens
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    Died October 29, 1824
    (aged 67)