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Benjamin HUGER

(1768-1823)

HUGER, Benjamin, a Representative from South Carolina; born at or near Charleston, S.C., in 1768; pursued an academic course; engaged in the cultivation of rice on the Waccamaw River; member of the State house of representatives 1796-1798; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1805); again a member of the State house of representatives 1806-1813; elected to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); member of the State senate 1818-1823 and served as president 1819-1822; died on his estate on Waccamaw River, near Georgetown, S.C., July 7, 1823; interment in All Saints’ Churchyard.

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

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