Arthur P. Hayne

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Arthur Peronneau Hayne
United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
May 11, 1858 – December 2, 1858
Preceded by Josiah J. Evans
Succeeded by James Chesnut, Jr.
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parish
In office
November 21, 1828 – December 18, 1829
Personal details
Born (1788-03-12)March 12, 1788
Charleston, South Carolina
Died January 7, 1867(1867-01-07) (aged 78)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Military service
Years of service 1812 – 1820
Rank Major
Lieutenant Colonel (brevet)
Battles/wars War of 1812
*Battle of New Orleans
Seminole Wars

Arthur Peronneau Hayne (March 12, 1788[1] – January 7, 1867) was a United States Senator from South Carolina who belonged to the Democratic Party.


Born in Charleston, he pursued classical studies, engaged in business, and served in the War of 1812 as a first lieutenant, major, and inspector general. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel for gallant conduct at New Orleans. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced, and served in the Florida War as commander of the Tennessee Volunteers and retired from the military in 1820.

Hayne was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and was United States naval agent in the Mediterranean for five years. He declined the Belgian mission, and was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Josiah J. Evans and served from May 11, 1858, to December 2, 1858; he was not a candidate to fill the vacancy. He died in Charleston in 1867; interment was in St. Michael's Churchyard.


Arthur Hayne was the older brother of Robert Y. Hayne, also a U.S. Senator and Governor of South Carolina; famous for the Webster-Hayne Debate over States' rights.


  1. ^ Some sources cite 1790 as a birth year.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Josiah J. Evans
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from South Carolina
May 11, 1858 – December 2, 1858
Served alongside: James H. Hammond
Succeeded by
James Chesnut, Jr.