CS -Magrath, Andrew Gordon - Governor of SC

Andrew Gordon Magrath

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Born: February 8, 1813

Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina

Father: John Magrath 1778 – 1856
(Buried: First Scots Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Mother: Maria Montgomery Gordon 1783 – 1859
(Buried: First Scots Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Wife: Emma Camilla Mikell 1826 – 1860
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Children:

Andrew Gordon Magrath Jr. 1845 – 1894​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​
Emily Magrath Darby 1846 – 1920​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​
Eliza Magrath Baker 1857 – 1924​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1841: Graduated from South Carolina College​
Attended Harvard law school for legal training.​
Read law under James L. Petigru​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Charleston South Carolina​
1838 – 1841: South Carolina State Representative​
1841 – 1856: Attorney in Charleston, South Carolina​
1856 – 1860: Judge of U.S. District Court for District of South Carolina​

Civil War Career:
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1860: Delegate to South Carolina State Secession Convention​
1860 – 1862: South Carolina State Secretary of State​
1862 – 1864: Confederate District Judge in South Carolina​
He was the last Governor to be elected by Secret ballot.​
1864 – 1865: Governor of South Carolina​
1864 – 1865: One of the governor’s to criticize Jefferson Davis.​
1865: Arrested by the Union Army, and Imprisoned at Fort Pulaski, Georgia​

Occupation after War:

1865 - 1893: Attorney in Charleston, South Carolina​

Died: April 9, 1893

Place of Death: Charleston, South Carolina

Age at Death: 80 years old

Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
 
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