CS Con -Simpson, William Dunlap - C.S. Congressman, SC

William Dunlap Simpson:
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Born: October 27, 1823
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Birthplace: Belfast Plantation in Laurens District South Carolina
Father: Dr. John Wells Simpson 1796 – 1881
(Buried: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina)
Mother: Elizabeth Satterwhite 1803 – 1824
(Buried: Satterwhite Family Cemetery Chappells South Carolina)

Wife: Jane Elisabeth Young 1829 – 1902
(Buried: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina)

Children:
Lucy Simpson Holmes 1848 – 1922
(Buried: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina)
Laura Wells Simpson Wright 1850 – 1907
(Buried: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina)
Henry Young Simpson 1852 – 1937
(Buried: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina)
Mary Eloise Simpson 1855 – 1931
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Spartanburg South Carolina)
Wistar Augustus Simpson 1858 – 1862
(Buried: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina)
Ernest A. Simpson 1864 – 1945
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Spartanburg South Carolina)
John Wells Simpson Sr. 1871 – 1951
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery Greensboro North Carolina)


Political Party: Democratic Party



Education:
1843: Graduated from South Carolina College
Attended Harvard Law School

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Laurens South Carolina
1854 – 1856: South Carolina State Representative
1858 – 1860: South Carolina State Representative
Owner and Operator of Small Plantation in Laurens South Carolina
1860 – 1863: South Carolina State Senator

Civil War Career:
1860 – 1863: South Carolina State Senator
1861: Aide to General Milledge L. Bonham at Battle of Fort Sumter
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 14th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
Served with his regiment from First Manassas to Sharpsburg
1863: Elected to congress to fill vacancy of Milledge L. Bonham
1863 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from South Carolina
1863 – 1864: Member of House Claims Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Elections Committee
1864 – 1865: Member House Quartermasters Department Committee
1864 – 1865: Known for his interest in the house of army matters
He attempted to limit the central government only when bills favored reducing the exemption list to a hard core but proposed that the states be permitted to exempt whom they wished.
He accepted the force funding of Treasury notes but disliked repudiating completely those unfunded.
He accepted a surprising degree of state socialism but balked at drafting speculators and impressing railroad stock
He did not hesitate to give the President a free hand or to vest him with broad powers. He was an outright conservative only in regard to habeas corpus suspension.

Occupation after War:
Rebuilt his law practice in Laurens South Carolina
1868: South Carolina Delegate Democratic Party National Convention
1868: Elected to U.S. Congress but denied his seat in the U.S. Congress
1876 – 1879: Lt. Governor of South Carolina
1879 – 1880: Governor of South Carolina
1880 – 1890: Chief Justice of South Carolina State Supreme Court

Died: December 26, 1890
Place of Death: Columbia South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 67 years old
Burial Place: Laurens City Cemetery Laurens South Carolina


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