Gov. John Rutledge
b.17 Sep 1739 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
d.18 Jul 1800 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
m. 25 December 1738
Facts and Events
John Rutledge was an American statesman and judge. He was the first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and he signed the United States Constitution. He served as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and was the second Chief Justice of the Court from August to December 1795. He was the elder brother of Edward Rutledge, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.