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John Drayton

Biography of John Drayton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Drayton
  • First Name: John
  • Date of Birth: June , 22 , 1766
  • Place of Birth (POB): Charleston , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Date of Death: November , 27 , 1822
  • Place of Death (POD): Charleston , South Carolina (US-SC, SC, 45, S.C., S. Car.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Drayton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: James Madison ( Jeffersonian Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/04/1812
  • Seat vacated by: Bee , Thomas
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/07/1812
  • Commission Date: 05/07/1812
  • Date of Termination: 11/27/1822
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Drayton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Inner Temple, London, England

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1788

John Drayton Career Path


  • Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1788, 1789-1794, 1796-1798, 1811-1812
  • Warden, Charleston, South Carolina, 1788-
  • Rice planter, Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1794-1822
  • State representative, South Carolina, 1792-1796
  • Lieutenant governor, South Carolina, 1798-1800
  • Governor, South Carolina, 1801-1803, 1809-1810
  • Intendant, Charleston, South Carolina, 1803-1805
  • State senator, South Carolina, 1805-1808


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