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Thomas Pinckney

Personal data
Date of birth, October 23, 1750
Place of birthCharleston, South Carolina
Date of deathNovember 2, 1828(age 78)
Place of deathCharleston, South Carolina
Political partyFederalist
Alma materWestminster School and Oxford University)
ProfessionFarming
Military service
AllegiancePatriot
Service/branchContinental Army, United States Army
Years of service1775-1783, War of 1812
Rankcaptain, major general
Unit1st South Carolina Regiment
Battles/warsBattle of Camden
36th Governor of South Carolina
In officeFebruary 20, 1787 - January 26, 1789
LieutenantThomas Gadsden
Succeeded byCharles Pinckney
Preceded byWilliam Moultrie
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In officeNovember 23, 1797 - March 4, 1801
Succeeded byThomas Lowndes
Preceded byWilliam L. Smith
United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office1792 - 1796
PresidentGeorge Washington
Succeeded byRufus King
Preceded byJohn Adams

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Thomas Pinckney (October 23, 1750 - November 2, 1828) was an early American statesman, diplomat and veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.


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