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Robert Witherspoon


Robert Witherspoon
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1816–1817
In office
1806–1807
In office
1802–1804
In office
1792–1794
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Preceded by David R. Williams
Succeeded by David R. Williams
Treasurer of South Carolina
In office
1800–1802
Governor John Drayton
Personal details
Born (1767-01-298)January 298, 1767
Kingstree, South Carolina
Died October 11, 1837(1837-10-11) (aged 70)
Mayesville, South Carolina
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession planter, politician

Robert Witherspoon (January 29, 1767 - October 11, 1837) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, great-great-grandfather of Robert Witherspoon Hemphill.

Witherspoon was born near Kingstree, South Carolina as the son of a Scots-Irish father, Robert Witherspoon (1728–1778) who was born in County Down, Northern Ireland and settled in the Province of South Carolina. His mother was Elizabeth Heathly Witherspoon (1740–1820), who was born in South Carolina. Robert Witherspoon attended local schools.

Witherspoon was elected State treasurer in 1800 and served one term. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1792 to 1794 from 1802 to 1804 from 1806 to 1808 from 1816 to 1817.

Witherspoon was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811). He declined to be a candidate for reelection. He had large planting interests in Sumter County, South Carolina. He opposed the nullification act in 1832. He died near Mayesville, South Carolina, October 11, 1837. He was interred in the Salem Brick Church Cemetery.

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Preceded by
David R. Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1809 – 1811
Succeeded by
David R. Williams

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