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  Pinckney, Thomas
NameThomas Pinckney
Charleston, South Carolina , United States
Born October 23, 1750
DiedNovember 02, 1828 (78 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 08, 2016 03:52am
Infoa Representative from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., October 23, 1750; attended Westminster School, Oxford, England, and was graduated from Oxford University, England; also attended the French Military College, Caen, France, for one year; studied law at the Inner Temple, London; was admitted to the bar in 1774 and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; captain of Engineers, First Regiment, Continental Army, in 1775; major in the Florida campaign in 1778; served under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln in 1778 and 1779 and with Count d�Estaing in 1779; served in the defense of Charleston; Governor of South Carolina 1787-1789; presided over the State ratification convention in 1788; member of the State house of representatives in 1791; United States Minister to Great Britain from January 12, 1792, to July 28, 1796; also Envoy Extraordinary to Spain from November 24, 1794, to November 1795 and negotiated the treaty settling the boundary between the United States and East and West Florida and between the United States and Louisiana; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William L. Smith; reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from November 23, 1797, to March 3, 1801; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William Blount, a Senator from Tennessee; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed major general in the War of 1812 and served throughout the war; president general of the Society of the Cincinnati 1825-1828; died in Charleston, S.C., November 2, 1828; interment in St. Philip�s Churchyard.


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Daughter Elizabeth Pinckney Lowndes 0000-
Daughter Harriett Pinckney 1748-1830
Father Charles Pinckney 0000-
Brother Charles C. Pinckney 1746-1825
Niece Maria Henrietta Pinckney 1775-1836
Niece Harriett Pinckney 1776-1866
Nephew Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Jr. 1779-1779
Niece Eliza Lucas Pinckney 1780-1851

  10/12/1798 SC District 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/05/1797 SC District 01 - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/07/1796 U.S. President Lost 21.38% (-4.35%)
  11/08/1796 US Vice President Lost 28.78% (-4.39%)
  11/08/1796 SC US President Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/00/1796 CT US President Lost 22.22% (-27.78%)
  01/12/1792 US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/10/1787 SC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)