Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800) was an American Founding Father and politician who signed the Continental Association and was the youngest signatory of the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th governor of South Carolina.

Edward Rutledge
39th Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 18, 1798  January 23, 1800
LieutenantJohn Drayton
Preceded byCharles Pinckney
Succeeded byJohn Drayton
Delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress
In office
1774 – 1776
Member of the
South Carolina Senate
from Charleston
In office
November 28, 1796 – December 6, 1798
Member of the
South Carolina House of Representatives
from Charleston
In office
January 6, 1783 – November 28, 1796
In office
March 26, 1776 – October 17, 1778
Personal details
Born(1749-11-23)November 23, 1749
Charleston, South Carolina, British America
DiedJanuary 23, 1800(1800-01-23) (aged 50)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Resting placeSaint Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Henrietta Middleton
Mary Shubrick Eveleigh
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
State of South Carolina
Branch/serviceSouth Carolina militia
Years of service1778–1781
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War

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