Hagood, Johnson

Life Span
to
Full name
Johnson Hagood
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
1
Family
James O'Hear Hagood (father), Indina Allen (mother), Eloise Brevard Butler (wife, 1856)
Education
Other
Other Education
The Citadel
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Farmer or Planter
Relation to Slavery
Slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Episcopalian
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Governor
Other state government
Local government
Military
Confederate Army

Johnson Hagood (American National Bibliography)

Scholarship
Hagood was not as well known at the end of the twentieth century as he was at its beginning. While there is little doubt that white Carolinians would have overthrown the Reconstruction regime in 1876, they opted not to resort to overt violence as had Mississippi and other states of the Lower South. Some contemporary observers credit Hagood with developing the successful plans for the 1876 election campaign. As governor, he helped implement the conservatives' plans for gradually reducing the influence of black voters. However, like his fellow conservatives, he was blind to the economic distress that afflicted the great majority of the state's white farmers and did nothing to alleviate their difficulties. His inaction, and that of his like-minded successors, led to the triumph of Tillmanism in 1890.
Walter B. Edgar, "Hagood, Johnson," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/05/05-00306.html.
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