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Drayton, John

Born June 22, 1766, in Charleston, SC
Died November 27, 1822, in Charleston, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Nominated by James Madison on May 4, 1812, to a seat vacated by Thomas Bee. Confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1812, and received commission on May 7, 1812. Service terminated on November 27, 1822, due to death.

Inner Temple, London, England
Read law, 1788

Professional Career:

Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1788, 1789-1794, 1796-1798, 1811-1812
Warden, Charleston, South Carolina, 1788-
Rice planter, Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1794-1822
State representative, South Carolina, 1792-1796
Lieutenant governor, South Carolina, 1798-1800
Governor, South Carolina, 1801-1803, 1809-1810
Intendant, Charleston, South Carolina, 1803-1805
State senator, South Carolina, 1805-1808