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Read, Jacob, 1752-1816


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1752
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1816-07-17
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1783
        • Affiliation End: 1785
        • Organization: United States. Continental Congress
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1795-03-04
        • Affiliation End: 1801-03-03
        • Organization: United States. Congress. Senate
    • Birth Place

        South Carolina
    • Death Place

        Charleston (S.C.)
    • Occupation

        Legislator
          Army officer
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        • found: NUCMC data from Library of Congress Manuscript Division for His Papers, 1778-1813(Read, Jacob; delegate to Continental Congress, U.S. senator, and army officer; of South Carolina; b. 1752; d. 1816)
        • found: LC data base, 09-25-95(hdg.: Read, Jacob, 1752-1816)
        • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, viewed online, June 23, 2017(READ, Jacob, a Delegate and a Senator from South Carolina; born at "Hobcaw" plantation in Christ Church Parish, near Charleston, S.C., in 1752; completed preparatory studies; studied law and was admitted to the bar; studied in England 1773-1776; joined other Americans in London in 1774 in a petition against the Boston port bill; returned to the U.S. and served South Carolina in various military and civil capacities during the Revolutionary War; sent with other Americans as a prisoner of the British to St. Augustine 1780-1781; member, State assembly 1782, and of the privy council 1783; Member of the Continental Congress 1783-1785; member, South Carolina house of representatives and served as speaker; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate and served from Mar. 4, 1795, to Mar. 3, 1801; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifth Congress; died in Charleston, S.C., July 17, 1816; interment in the family cemetery at "Hobcaw," in Christ Church Parish, near Charleston, S.C.)
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        • 1995-09-25: new
        • 2017-07-29: revised
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