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McQUEEN, John, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Queensdale, near the town of Maxton, Robeson County, N.C., February 9, 1804; completed preparatory studies under private tutors and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Bennettsville, S.C.; served in the State militia 1833-1837; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Alexander D. Sims; reelected to the Thirty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses, and served from February 12, 1849, until his retirement on December 21, 1860; Representative from South Carolina in the First Confederate Congress; died at Society Hill, S.C., August 30, 1867; interment in Episcopal Cemetery, Society Hill, S.C.

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Duke University
William R. Perkins Library Special Collections

Durham, NC
Papers: 1850-1859. 1/10 foot. Routine political correspondence, chiefly on appointments and recommendations for jobs. Also a copy of a letter to Lewis Tappan on slavery. Finding aid in repository.
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