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Pierce Butler


Pierce Butler was descended from the family of the Dukes of Ormond, in Ireland. Before the Revolution he was a major in a British regiment at Boston. He afterward became an advocate of the republican institutions of America. In 1787 he was a delegate from South Carolina to Congress, and then a member of the convention which framed the constitution of the United States. He was one of the first senators elected by South Carolina after the adoption of the federal constitution. This eminent man died in 1822, at the age of 77 years.

Source: Marshall, James V.. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 188. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


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