John Mathews (lawyer)

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John Mathews
33rd Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 31, 1782 – February 4, 1783
Lieutenant Richard Hutson
Preceded by John Rutledge
Succeeded by Benjamin Guerard
Delegate to the Continental Congress from South Carolina
In office
1778 – 1781
Personal details
Born 1744
Charleston, South Carolina
Died November 17, 1802 (aged 57–58)
Charleston, South Carolina

John Mathews (1744 – November 17, 1802) was an American lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781 where he endorsed the Articles of Confederation on behalf of South Carolina. On his return, he was elected the 33rd Governor of South Carolina, serving a single term in 1782 and 1783.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Rutledge
Governor of South Carolina
1782–1783
Succeeded by
Benjamin Guerard