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Richard HUTSON

(1748-1795)

HUTSON, Richard, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Prince William parish, South Carolina, July 9, 1748; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1765; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Charleston, S.C.; member of the State house of representatives 1776-1779, 1781, 1782, 1785, and 1788; Member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779 and signed the Articles of Confederation; captured at the fall of Charleston and was confined as a prisoner at St. Augustine, Fla., in 1780 and 1781; member of the Legislative Council of South Carolina 1780-1782; Lieutenant Governor in 1782 and 1783; first intendant of Charleston in 1783 and 1784; chancellor of the court of chancery of South Carolina 1784-1791; member of the State constitutional convention in 1788 which adopted the Federal Constitution; senior judge of the chancery court 1791-1795; died in Charleston, S.C., April 12, 1795; interment in the Perrineau family vault in Independent Congregational Church Cemetery.

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

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