South Carolina - From Statehood to 1800

South Carolina Leader During the Transition from Royal Colony to Statehood

Henry Laurens - President of the Committee of Safety 1775-1776

South Carolina Governors from 1776 to 1800

Governor

Year(s)

John Rutledge*

1776-1778

Rawlins Lowndes

1778-1779

John Rutledge

1779-1782

John Mathews

1782-1783

Benjamin Guerard

1783-1785

William Moultrie

1785-1787

Thomas Pinckney

1787-1789

Charles Pinckney

1789-1792

William Moultrie

1792-1794

Arnoldus VanderHorst

1794-1796

Charles Pinckney

1796-1798

Edward Rutledge

1798-1800

John Drayton

1800-1802
*Per the first SC Constitution of 1776, the Executive was called President. The second Constitution of 1778 changed the title to Governor.
<< Royal Governors

Later Governors >> 



© 2004-2017 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved