Joseph Gist

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Joseph Gist
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by John Wilson
Succeeded by William T. Nuckolls
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by John McCreary
Succeeded by John Carter
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1802 – 1817
Personal details
Born (1797-03-21)March 21, 1797
Pinckney District, South Carolina
Died March 12, 1851(1851-03-12) (aged 53)
Union, South Carolina
Political party Jacksonian (after 1825)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic-Republican (until 1825)
Profession lawyer

Joseph Gist (January 12, 1775 – March 8, 1836) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born near the mouth of Fair Forest Creek, Union District, South Carolina, Gist moved to Charleston with his parents in 1788. He attended the common schools. He graduated from the College of Charleston. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1799, and began practice in Pinckneyville, South Carolina, in 1800. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1802 to 1817. He served as member of the board of trustees of South Carolina College at Columbia 1809–1821.

Gist was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, re-elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Pinckneyville, on March 8, 1836. He was interred in the family burial ground.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

1823 – 1827
Succeeded by
William T. Nuckolls
Preceded by
John McCreary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

1821 – 1823
Succeeded by
John Carter