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Democratic Republican

HUNTER, John, a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born in South Carolina in either 1732 or 1760; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Newberry, S.C.; member, State house of representatives 1786-1792; Federalist presidential elector in 1792; elected to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Pierce Butler and served from December 8, 1796, to November 26, 1798, when he resigned; resumed agricultural pursuits on his plantation; died in 1802; interment in the Little River/Dominick Presbyterian Cemetery in Newberry County, S.C.

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

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