Joseph Gist

U.S. Congressperson

1797 – 1836

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Who was Joseph Gist?

Joseph Gist was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born near the mouth of Fair Forest Creek, Union District, South Carolina, Gist moved to Charleston with his parents in 1788. He attended the common schools. He graduated from the College of Charleston. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1799, and began practice in Pinckneyville, South Carolina, in 1800. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1802 to 1817. He served as member of the board of trustees of South Carolina College at Columbia 1809–1821.

Gist was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, re-elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Pinckneyville, on March 8, 1836. He was interred in the family burial ground.

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Born
Mar 21, 1797
Union County
Profession
Education
  • College of Charleston
Died
Mar 8, 1836
Union

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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