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Hugh Smith Thompson (January 24, 1836November 20, 1904) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1882 to 1886. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


Born in Charleston, Thompson graduated from The Citadel in 1856 and was an instructor at the Arsenal Academy from 1858 to 1861. Leading a battalion of Citadel cadets on January 9, 1861, they fired the first shots of the American Civil War when they opened fire on the Union ship Star of the West entering Charleston's harbor. For the remainder of the war, he served as an instructor of the cadets at The Citadel. 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. ... The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a state-supported, comprehensive college with 14 academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors and 23 minors. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols A battalion is a military unit usually consisting of between two and six companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Civilian ship used by James Buchanan to send supplies and reinforcements to Fort Sumpter before the Civil War. ...


At the end of hostilities in 1865, Thompson became the Principal of Columbia Male Academy until 1880. In 1876, he was nominated by the state Democrats for the position of Superintendent of Education which he won upon the resolution of the controversial gubernatorial election in the favor of Wade Hampton and the Democrats. He was reelected in 1878 and 1880 without opposition and in 1882 Thompson lobbied for the presidency of South Carolina College. However, he emerged as a dark horse candidate for governor after the split of the state Democrats between John Bratton and John Doby Kennedy. After the second ballot at the nominating convention, both Bratton and Kennedy withdrew their names and Thompson became the Democratic candidate for the gubernatorial election of 1882. 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The 1876 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1876 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. ... Wade Hampton III during the Civil War Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902) was a Confederate cavalry leader during the American Civil War and afterwards a politician from South Carolina, representing it as governor and U.S. Senator. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USCs original campus. ... A dark horse candidate is one who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice. ... The 1882 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1882 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. ...


Thompson easily won the general election against J. Hendrix McLane and became the 81st governor of South Carolina. He was reelected in without opposition in the gubernatorial election of 1884 and his time as governor was marked by stability of the state and unity within the Democratic party. Upon being appointed in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Thompson resigned as governor. In 1889, he became the commissioner of the U.S. Civil Service Commission after appointment by President Benjamin Harrison. He retired from public service in 1892 and for over a decade was the comptroller of the New York Life Insurance Company. A list of South Carolina Governors. ... The 1884 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1884 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Office of Personnel Management or OPM is the United States government agency which serves to manage the civil service of the United States by the recruitment of qualified personnel into and the administration of their careers as part of the United States Civil Service. ... Benjamin Harrison VI (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The New York Life Insurance Company was founded in 1841 as the Nautilus Insurance Company in New York City, with assets of just $17,000. ...


On November 20, 1904, Thompson died in New York City and was buried at Trinity Episcopal churchyard in Columbia. November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...

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Preceded by:
Johnson Hagood
Governor of South Carolina
1882 – 1886
Succeeded by:
John Calhoun Sheppard
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In Memoriam -- Hugh Smith Thompson (208 words)
Hugh Smith Thompson of Greenport died July 24 at the Peconic Landing health care unit, where he had lived since 2003.
Thompson attended Exeter and served in the U.S. Army, including two years in Hawaii as a sergeant in the Signal Corps.
Thompson purchased a historic Victorian mansion in Sag Harbor and spent several years restoring it as his home and filling it with antiques.
Jacob Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (166 words)
Jacob Thompson (May 15, 1810–March 24, 1885) was a U.S. politician.
Thompson was born 1810 in Leasburg, North Carolina.
Thompson served under James Buchannan's administration as U.S. Secretary of the Interior during 1857–1861.
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