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Joseph Brevard

Joseph Brevard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Stephen D. Miller
Succeeded by James Blair
Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
In office
December 17, 1801 – December 1815
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1796 – 1799
Personal details
Born (1766-07-19)July 19, 1766
Iredell County, North Carolina
Died October 11, 1821(1821-10-11) (aged 55)
Camden, South Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession lawyer
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Continental Army
Rank Lieutenant
Unit North Carolina Line
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Joseph Brevard (July 19, 1766 – October 11, 1821) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Iredell County, North Carolina, Brevard entered the Continental Army when still a boy. He was commissioned lieutenant in the North Carolina Line in 1782 and served throughout the Revolutionary War.

He moved to Camden, South Carolina, and became sheriff of Camden District (1789–1791). He served as commissioner in equity October 14, 1791. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1792, and commenced practice in Camden. He engaged in the compilation of the law reports which bear his name 1793-1815. He served as member of South Carolina House of Representatives from 1796 to 1799.

Brevard was elected judge of the State supreme court December 17, 1801, and served until December 1815, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law in Camden.

Brevard was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (1819–1821). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1820. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress at a special election held in 1821. He died in Camden on October 11, 1821, and was interred in the Quaker Cemetery.


Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen D. Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Blair

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