James Henry Hammond

Governor of South Carolina, South Carolina politician (1807-1864)

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, Governor of South Carolina from 1842 to 1844, and United States Senator from 1857 to 1860. He had a son. He was also a slave owner; his plantation is in Redcliffe Park in South Carolina. The stables at Redcliffe Park were either built by him or his son.

James Henry Hammond
60th Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 8, 1842 – December 7, 1844
LieutenantIsaac Donnom Witherspoon
Preceded byJohn Peter Richardson II
Succeeded byWilliam Aiken
Personal details
Born(1807-11-15)November 15, 1807
Newberry County, South Carolina
DiedNovember 13, 1864(1864-11-13) (aged 56)
Beech Island, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic, Nullifier
Spouse(s)Catherine Fitzsimmons Hammond
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Publisher, Teacher