Henry Middleton (governor)

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Henry Middleton
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United States Minister to Russia
In office
June 17, 1821 – August 3, 1830
President James Monroe
Preceded by George Washington Campbell
Succeeded by John Randolph
(did not present credentials)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by Langdon Cheves
Succeeded by Charles Pinckney
43rd Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 8, 1810 – December 10, 1812
Lieutenant Eldred Simkins
Preceded by John Drayton
Succeeded by Joseph Alston
Member of the South Carolina State Senate from St. Phillip's and St. Michael's Parish
In office
November 26, 1810 – December 8, 1810
Alongside James Kennedy
Preceded by John Blake
Succeeded by John Johnson
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Phillip's and St. Michael's Parish
In office
November 22, 1802 – November 26, 1810
Personal details
Born (1770-09-28)September 28, 1770
London, England, Great Britain
Died June 14, 1846(1846-06-14) (aged 75)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican (until 1830)
Other political
affiliations
Union Party of South Carolina (1830-onward)
Profession planter, politician

Henry Middleton (September 28, 1770 – June 14, 1846) was an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–1812), represented South Carolina in the U. S. Congress (1815–1819). He served as Minister to Russia (1820–1830), being sent there in the first instance to replace George Washington Campbell so as to look after slave-owners' interests in the discussions preparatory to arbitration by Czar Alexander I on the question of compensation under Article 1 of the Treaty of Ghent as regards enslaved Americans who went away with British during and after the War of 1812.[1]

His father (Arthur Middleton) and his grandfather (Henry Middleton) had both served in the Continental Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harold E. Berquist, Jr (1981): Henry Middleton and the Arbitrament of the Anglo-American Slave Controversy by Tsar Alexander I, The South Carolina Historical Magazine Vol. 82, No. 1 (Jan., 1981), pp. 20-31

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Drayton
Governor of South Carolina
1810–1812
Succeeded by
Joseph Alston
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Langdon Cheves
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

1815–1819
Succeeded by
Charles Pinckney
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
George Washington Campbell
U.S. Minister to Russia
1821–1830
Succeeded by
John Randolph
(did not present credentials)