James Henry Hammond

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James Henry Hammond
60th Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 8, 1842 – December 7, 1844
LieutenantIsaac Donnom Witherspoon
Preceded byJohn Peter Richardson II
Succeeded byWilliam Aiken
Personal details
Born(1807-11-15)November 15, 1807
Newberry County, South Carolina
DiedNovember 13, 1864(1864-11-13) (aged 56)
Beech Island, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic, Nullifier
Spouse(s)Catherine Fitzsimmons Hammond
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Publisher, Teacher

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, Governor of South Carolina from 1842 to 1844, and United States Senator from 1857 to 1860. He had a son. He was also a slave owner; his plantation is in Redcliffe Park in South Carolina. The stables at Redcliffe Park were either built by him or his son.