South Carolina Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 6 of 329 people who took part.

Members (6):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
C. C. Bowen Visualize "(January 5, 1832 -- June 23, 1880) Christopher Columbus Bowen was a(n) lawyer, farmer, soldier, public servant, sheriff, and American politician. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and moved to Charleston, South Carolina. Christopher studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1862. He enlisted in the Confederate army and served as a captain in the Coast guard. Bowen served as a member of the Republican State convention at Charleston (May 1867), was first chairman of the Republican State central committee, delegate to the state constitutional convention (November 1867), was elected a sheriff of Charleston (November 1872), and was a member of South Carolina house of representatives (1871-1872). Christopher was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (July 20, 1868 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000681]" South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
M. Simeon Corley Visualize "(February 10, 1823 -- November 20, 1902) Manuel Simeon Corley was a(n) businessman, editor, soldier, public servant, special agent, commissioner, treasurer, and American politician. He was born in Lexington County, South Carolina. Corley was opposed to secession. He served in the Confederate army (1863), was captured by Union troops, and took an oath of allegiance (June 5, 1865). Corley was the editor of the South Carolina Temperance Standard (1855 and 1856), delegate to the constitutional convention of South Carolina (1867), special agent of the United States Treasury (1869), commissioner of agricultural statistics of South Carolina (1870), and treasurer of Lexington County (1874). Manuel was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - march 3, 1869). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000778]" South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
James H. Goss Visualize "(August 9, 1820 -- October 31, 1886). James Hamilton Goss was a(n) merchant, soldier, public servant, member of a board of commissioners, postmaster, and an American politician. He was born in Union, Union County, South Carolina. Goss entered the South Carolina Militia during the Civil war. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention (1867), member of the board of commissioners of Union county (1871 - 1874), and postmaster of Union (August 12, 1875 - September 23, 1884). James was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (July 18, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000335]" South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas J. Robertson Visualize "(August 3, 1823 -- October 13, 1897) Thomas James Robertson was a(n) planter, public servant, and American politician. He was born close to Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina. Thomas served as a member of the State constitutional convention (1865). Robertson was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and was reelected in 1871 (July 15, 1868 - March 3, 1877). Robertson did not get elected again. During his time on the Senate he served as Chairman on the Committee on Manufacturers (42nd - 44th Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000327]" South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Frederick A. Sawyer Visualize "(December 12, 1822 -- July 21, 1891) Frederick Adolphus Sawyer was a(n) teacher, collector of internal revenue, assistant secretary, employed in a coast survey, special agent, president of a company, and American politician. He was born in Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts and moved to Charleston, South Carolina. Frederick took charge of the state normal school at Charleston, South Carolina; was appointed collector of internal revenue in the second South Carolina district (1865); was appointed assistant secretary of the treasury (1873- 1874); was employed in the United States Coast Survey (1874 - 1880); and was a special agent of the War Department (1880 - 1874). Sawyer was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (July 16, 1868 - March 3, 1873) and served as chairman on the Committee on Education (41st Congress) and on the Committee on Education and Labor (42nd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000086]" South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
B. Frank Whittemore Visualize "May 18, 1824 -- January 25, 1894). Benjamin Franklin Whittemore was a(n) merchant, minister in a church, soldier, public servant, president of a board, publisher, and American politician. He was born in Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and moved to South Carolina. He studied theology and became a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church of New England Conference (1859). Benjamin served as chaplain of the 53rd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers and the 30th Regiment of Veteran Volunteers. He was a delegate to the South Carolina state constitutional convention (1867), president of the Republican South Carolina state executive board (1867), founded the New Era in Darlington, member of the South Carolina senate (1868 and 1877), and delegate to the Republican National Convention (1868). Wittemore was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congress (July 18, 1868 - his resignation February 24, 1870). He was censured by the U.S. House of Representatives (February 24, 1870) for selling an appointment of the United States Naval Academy. Benjamin presented credentials for a special election to the 41st Congress (June 18, 1870) but the House declined. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000427]" South Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)