Pierce Bulter

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Birthday
11, 1744
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 15, 1822 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1744
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 15, 1822 (77)

About

Former British officer who was a Founding Father and one of the original Framers of the Constitution. He served South Carolina as its' Senator from 1789 to 1796 and then again from 1802 to 1804.

Before Fame

He commanded a British army unit that fired the first shots in the Boston Massacre, but he came to the American side and helped organized South Carolina's defense.

Trivia

Despite losing a large part of his estate during the British occupation of South Carolina, he emerged a leading voice for reconciliation after the war.

Family Life

His wife Mary Middleton's fortune allowed him to cut ties with the Old World and settle permanently in America.

Associated With

In the U.S. government he opposed the policies of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists, while supporting the institution of slavery.