RICHARDSON, John Peter (1801-1864)

RICHARDSON, JOHN PETER, a Representative from South Carolina; born at Hickory Hill, S.C., April 14, 1801; was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fulton, S.C.; member of the State house of representatives, 1825-1833; judge of the circuit court; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard I. Manning; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 19, 1836, to March 3, 1839; Governor of South Carolina 1840-1842; died in Fulton (later Pinewood), Sumter County, S.C., January 24, 1864; interment in Richardson Cemetery, Clarendon County, S.C.

National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD
Papers: In diaries and letters, 1748-1944. 24 items and 10 volumes.
Correspondence (1840) with W.S. Reynolds concerning agriculture in South Carolina. Described in published guide.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: In Richardson-Nelson families papers, 1765-1935. 292 items.