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American Edward RUTLEDGE

American politician, youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and 39th Governor of South Carolina

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on November 23, 1749 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died: on January 23, 1800 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Like his eldest brother John Rutledge, Edward was born in Charleston. He was the youngest of seven children (5 sons and 2 daughters) born to Dr. John Rutledge and Sarah Hext. His father was a physician and immigrant of Scots-Irish descent; his mother was born in South Carolina and was of English descent. He studied law at Oxford University and was admitted to the English bar (Middle Temple), and returned to Charleston to practice. He was married on 1 March 1774 to Henrietta Middleton (17 November 1750 – 22 April 1792), daughter of Henry Middleton.

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