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  1. John Rutledge, (born September 1739, Charleston, S.C. [U.S.]—died July 18, 1800, Charleston, S.C.), American legislator who, as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, strongly supported the protection of slavery and the concept of a strong central government, a position then possible, but paradoxical in later times when slavery’s defenders sheltered behind the bastion of ...

  2. John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – June 21, 1800) was an American Founding Father, politician, and jurist who served as one of the original associate justices of the Supreme Court and the second chief justice of the United States. Additionally, he served as the first president of South Carolina and later as its first governor after the ...

  3. John Rutledge, South Carolina delegate, 1787 referring to slavery. Rutledge played a role in writing the federal Constitution. He advocated a national government of increased but limited powers and envisioned an executive and a Congress composed of gentlemen made relatively independent of public opinion. As chairman of the committee of detail ...

  4. John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800) was an American statesman and judge who became the first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Rutledge was also the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States .

  5. May 14, 2018 · John Rutledge (1739-1800), American jurist and statesman, was Revolutionary War governor of South Carolina. He exemplified the conservative views of the mercantile and planter aristocracy. John Rutledge was born in Charleston, S.C., into an affluent and politically active family.

  6. www.oyez.org › justices › john_rutledgeJohn Rutledge | Oyez

    Andrew Rutledge, his uncle and South Carolina’s Speaker of the Common House of Assembly, took over his education when his father died. This began John Rutledge’s path to a life in politics. Like many wealthy sons of the colonies, Rutledge continued his education in England. After three years at the London law school Middle Temple, he ...

  7. Jun 20, 2016 · Rutledge’s exact date of birth is unknown. The eldest son of Dr. John Rutledge and Sarah Hext, he studied law with his uncle Andrew Rutledge and with James Parsons in Charleston before attending the Middle Temple in London. Admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1761, he quickly became one of the most successful attorneys in the colony.

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