Edward Rutledge

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Birthday
23, 1749
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Jan 23, 1800 (50)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1749
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Jan 23, 1800 (50)

About

American politician who served as the 39th Governor of South Carolina from 1798 until his death in 1800. He was the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Before Fame

He at the Inns of Court in London and was admitted to the bar in 1772. He returned to South Carolina to begin his practice.

Trivia

He and his brother, John, both represented South Carolina in the Continental Congress.

Family Life

He married Henrietta Middleton in 1774 and they had three children together.

Associated With

He was portrayed by John Cullum in the Broadway musical 1776.