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William C. PRESTON

American William C. PRESTON

born William Campbell PRESTON

United States Senator from South Carolina

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 27, 1794 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: on May 22, 1860 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA


Biography

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Francis Preston, a well-to-do businessman, and Sarah Buchanan Campbell, daughter of Gen. William Campbell. During his childhood he was educated by private tutors, then enrolled in Washington University (later known as Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. He then transferred to and graduated from South Carolina College (later known as the University of South Carolina) in Columbia in 1812, where he was a member of the Euphradian Society.

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- Category American politician