Thomas Pinckney

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Birthday
23, 1750
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Nov 2, 1828 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1750
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Nov 2, 1828 (78)

About

American politician who represented South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives and served as Governor of South Carolina from 1787 to 1789. He also served as U.S. Minister to Great Britain from 1792 to 1796.

Before Fame

He was educated at Oxford in Great Britain and continued his education in France before returning to the United States to support the revolution.

Trivia

He served as a Major in the Continental Army and a Major General in the United States Army and fought in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Family Life

He was first married to Elizabeth Motte and later married to her sister, Francis Motte. He had two sons.

Associated With

He was a presidential candidate in 1796 and was considered to be a potential running mate for John Adams, the eventual victor.