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Joseph GIST

(1775-1836)

GIST, Joseph, a Representative from South Carolina; born near the mouth of Fair Forest Creek, Union District, S.C., January 12, 1775; moved to Charleston with his parents in 1788; attended the common schools; was graduated from the College of Charleston; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1799 and began practice in Pinckneyville, S.C., in 1800; member of the State house of representatives, 1802-1817; member of the board of trustees of South Carolina College at Columbia 1809-1821; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; died in Pinckneyville, S.C., on March 8, 1836; interment in the family burial ground.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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