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John Gaillard

John Gaillard
United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
December 6, 1804 – February 26, 1826
Preceded by Pierce Butler
Succeeded by William Harper
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
January 25, 1820 – December 4, 1825
Preceded by James Barbour
Succeeded by Nathaniel Macon
In office
November 25, 1814 – January 5, 1819
Preceded by Joseph B. Varnum
Succeeded by James Barbour
In office
February 28, 1810 – December 11, 1810
Preceded by Andrew Gregg
Succeeded by John Pope
Personal details
Born (1765-09-05)September 5, 1765
Province of South Carolina
Died February 26, 1826(1826-02-26) (aged 60)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic-Republican

John Gaillard (September 5, 1765 – February 26, 1826) was a U.S. Senator from South Carolina.

Gaillard was born in St. Stephen's district, South Carolina, on September 5, 1765. He was of Huguenot descent. He was elected to the United States Senate in place of Pierce Butler, who resigned, and served from December 6, 1804 until his death in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 1826. During his tenure, Gaillard voted for the War of 1812. He served as President pro tempore of the Senate in the part of the 11th Congress and at least part of every Congress from the 13th to the 18th. He was also the "Acting Vice President", or next in line to the presidency, from November 25, 1814, two days after the death

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