BOYCE, William Waters

BOYCE, William Waters
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BOYCE, William Waters, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., October 24, 1818; attended South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced in Winnsboro, S.C.; member of the South Carolina state house of representatives, 1846-1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1853, until his retirement on December 21, 1860; chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-fifth Congress); appointed a delegate for South Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress January 4, 1861; elected as a member of the First and Second Confederate Congresses 1862-1864; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1866 and practiced law until his retirement a few years before his death; died at his country home, "Ashland," in Fairfax County, Va., February 3, 1890; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery, Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Boyce, William Waters. Admission of Kansas. [Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1858].

------. The annexation of Cuba. Speech of Hon. W.W. Boyce, of S.Carolina, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 15, 1855. [Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1855].

------. Kansas contested election. [Washington, D.C.: Printed at the office of the Congressional Globe, 1856].

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