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William C. Preston
William C. Preston

William Campbell Preston was a senator from the United States and a member of the Nullifier, and later Whig Parties. The Nullifier Party was a short-lived political party based in South Carolina in the 1830s. ... Whig Party banner from 1848 with candidates Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. ...


Early life

Born on December 27, 1794 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Francis Preston, a well-to-do businessman. During his childhood he was educated by private tutors, then enrolled in Washington University (later known as Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. He then transferred to and graduated from South Carolina College (later known as the University of South Carolina) in Columbia in 1812. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... // English secondary schools In English Secondary Schools the Form Tutor is similar to an American Home Room Teacher. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, located very close to Virginia Military Institute. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina and is the flagship campus of the University of South Carolina System. ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Career

After traveling and studying around Europe, Preston studied law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He sailed back to the States in 1819 and was admitted to the bar of Virginia in 1820. He practiced law there for two years. He then moved to Columbia in 1822 and ran unsuccessfully for election to the Twenty-Second Congress. He was, however, elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and served from 1828 to 1834. He was then elected in 1833 as a Nullifier to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy after the resignation of Stephen D. Miller. Preston was then reelected as a Whig in 1837 and served until his resignation on November 29, 1842. During that time he served as the chairman for the Committee on the Library and the Committee on Military Affairs. After his resignation, Preston returned to practicing law and served as president of South Carolina College from 1845 until 1851, when he resigned due to poor health. He died on May 22, 1860 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was buried in the Trinity Episcopal Churchyard. World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Stephen Decatur Miller (May 8, 1787 - March 8, 1838) was an American politician. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina and is the flagship campus of the University of South Carolina System. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Skyline of Columbia, South Carolina Motto: Where Friendliness Flows Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Map Political Statistics Founded March 22, 1786 Incorporated 1854 Richland and part of Lexington Mayor Bob Coble Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 339. ...


Sources

  • Preston on the United States Congress Biographical Directory

 
 

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