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Former South Carolina senator and state's rights advocate William Campbell Preston dies in Columbia

William Campbell Preston, detail
05/22/1860
Though born in Philadelphia, William Campbell Preston was a powerful voice for state's rights issues in South Carolina.  He had been appointed to the U.S. Senate in  1833 as a Nullifier and later retained his seat as a Whig. He left his seat in 1842 and served for several years as President of South Carolina, his alma mater.  He died in Columbia, South Carolina after years of infirmity, aged 65, and was buried in the Trinity Episcopal Churchyard there.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Benjamin Franklin Perry, Hext McCall Perry, Reminiscences of Public Men .... (Philadelphia, PA: John D. Avil and Co., 1883), 58-60.

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