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HUNTER, John, a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born around 1752; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Newberry, S.C.; member, State house of representatives 1786-1792; Federalist presidential elector in 1792; elected to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Pierce Butler and served from December 8, 1796, to November 26, 1798, when he resigned; resumed agricultural pursuits on his plantation; died in 1802; interment in the Little River/Dominick Presbyterian Cemetery in Newberry County, S.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Robert R. Hunter Letterbook in Peter Force papers, 1822-1827.

University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library

Columbia, SC
Papers: 1801 and no date. 3 items. Includes license to sell liquor in his store at Huntsville.
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