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Benjamin Huger (1768–1823)

For other people of the same name, see Benjamin Huger (disambiguation).
Benjamin Huger
President of the South Carolina Senate
In office
1819–1822
Member of the South Carolina Senate
In office
1818–1823
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Theodore Gourdin
Succeeded by James Ervin
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1805
Preceded by Lemuel Benton
Succeeded by David R. Williams
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1806–1813
In office
1796–1798
Personal details
Born 1768
Charleston County, South Carolina
Died July 7, 1823
Georgetown, South Carolina
Political party Federalist
Profession planter, politician

Benjamin Huger was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born at or near Charleston in 1768, he pursued an academic course and engaged in the cultivation of rice on the Waccamaw River. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1796 to 1798, and was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1805. He was again a member of the State house of representatives from 1806 to 1813, and was then elected to the Fourteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817. He was a member of the South Carolina Senate from 1818 to 1823 and served as its president from 1819 to 1822. He died on his estate on Waccamaw River, near Georgetown, South Carolina; interment was in All Saints' Churchyard.

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Preceded by
Theodore Gourdin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1815-1817
Succeeded by
James Ervin
Preceded by
Lemuel Benton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1799-1805
Succeeded by
David R. Williams

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