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Encyclopedia > Andrew Gordon Magrath

Andrew Gordon Magrath (February 8, 1813April 9, 1893) was the last Confederate Governor of South Carolina. February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (April 3–April 10, 1865) Largest city New Orleans... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35...

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Early life and career

Born in Charleston, Magrath graduated from South Carolina College in 1831 and afterwards attended Harvard Law School for legal training. It was in Charleston under the guidance of James L. Petigru that Magrath gained knowledge of the law and who also influenced his early political beliefs. Magrath was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1835 and was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1838 at the age of 25. He served until 1841 and was known as unionist or cooperationist. Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USCs original campus. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


President Franklin Pierce appointed Magrath as a district court judge in 1856. It was there that he asserted Southern supremacy by striking down a piracy statute on the slave trade. Magrath resigned his judgeship when Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860 to the presidency. He was involved with the state's secession convention and became the Secretary of State for South Carolina in 1860. Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ... The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of South Carolina. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Southern United States The states shown in dark red are usually included in the South, while all or portions of the striped states may or may not be considered part of the Southern United States. ... The Atlantic slave trade was the purchase of people in and transport from West Africa and Central Africa into slavery in the New World. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...

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Civil war

In 1862, Magrath was appointed by Jefferson Davis as a Confederate district judge and on the bench he was noted for his opposition to the centralization of power by the Confederate government in Richmond. The South Carolina General Assembly appointed Magrath in December of 1864 to be the Governor of South Carolina. He served for less than a year as governor and he was critical of continuing the struggle in the face of overwhelming Union forces. The Union Army arrested him on May 25, 1865 and sent him to Fort Pulaski for imprisonment. 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808–December 6, 1889) was an American statesman and advocate for American slavery and, until he became President of the Confederate States of America, for States Rights. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (April 3–April 10, 1865) Largest city New Orleans... A government in which power is concentrated in a central authority to which local governments are subject. ... Flag Seal Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Location Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 62. ... The South Carolina General Assembly, also called the South Carolina Legislature, is the legislative branch of South Carolina and consists of the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Fort Pulaski National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service located between Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. ...

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Later life

Magrath was released in December and he resumed the practice of law in Charleston. On April 9, 1893, Magrath died in Charleston and was buried at Magnolia Cemetery. April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Preceded by:
Milledge Luke Bonham
Governor of South Carolina
1864 – 1865
Succeeded by:
Benjamin Franklin Perry
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