James Glen

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James Glen
25th Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 17, 1743 – June 1, 1756
Preceded by William Bull
Succeeded by William Henry Lyttelton
Personal details
Born 1701
Died July 18, 1777(1777-07-18)
London, United Kingdom

James Glen (1701 - July 18, 1777) was a politician in the Province of South Carolina. He was appointed Royal Governor of South Carolina in 1738, but did not arrive in the province until December 17, 1743. He served as governor until June 1, 1756 and was succeeded by William Henry Lyttelton. On June 21, 1761, Glen returned to Europe and died in London. He is buried in Linlithgow, Scotland.

Governor Glen was noted for forging a 1755 treaty with the Cherokee, known as the Treaty of Saluda Old Town, in present-day Saluda County. He was also responsible for promoting an official policy that aimed to create in Indians an "aversion" to African Americans in an attempt to thwart possible alliances between them.[1][2]

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