Richard F. Simpson
Richard Franklin Simpson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 2nd district
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849
|Preceded by||Robert Rhett|
|Succeeded by||James L. Orr|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate from Laurens District|
November 24, 1834 – June 1, 1838
|Born||March 24, 1798|
Laurens, South Carolina
|Died||October 28, 1882 (aged 84)|
Pendleton, South Carolina
|Alma mater||South Carolina College|
|Profession||Lawyer, politician, farmer|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1835|
|Battles/wars||Second Seminole War|
Born in Laurens, South Carolina, Simpson graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1816. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1819. He began practice in Pendleton, South Carolina. He held several local offices and served as major during the Second Seminole War in 1835.
Simpson served as member of the State senate 1834-1838. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848. He served as member of the secession convention in 1860 and signed the ordinance of secession.
After his political involvement, Simpson engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Pendleton, South Carolina, October 28, 1882 and was interred in the family cemetery near that city.
- United States Congress. "Richard F. Simpson (id: S000435)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district
James L. Orr