South Carolina lawyer and politician.
Ralph Izard’s secretary in Paris (1778-79).
Returned to Charleston and was admitted to the bar (1781). Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1785-88); speaker (1787-88).
Member of the South Carolina convention that ratified the Federal Constitution (1788). Member of the convention that drew up the state’s constitution (1790). Federal district attorney (1789-92). Attorney-general of South Carolina (1792-1808).
Born in Charleston, South Carolina. Studied law with Franklin correspondent John Rutledge (1772). Admitted to the Middle Temple in London (1773).