BEE, Thomas, (1725 - 1812)


BEE, Thomas, (great-grandfather of Carlos Bee), a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., in 1725; educated in Charleston, and later at Oxford University, England; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Charleston, S.C., January 27, 1761, and practiced there; also engaged in planting; member of Commons House, Province of South Carolina, for St. Pauls 1762-1764, for St. Peters 1765, and for St. Andrews 1772-1776; justice of the peace in 1775; Delegate to the First and Second Provincial Congresses 1775 and 1776; member of the State house of representatives 1776-1779 and 1782, serving as speaker 1777-1779; took an active part in the Revolution and was a member of the council of safety in 1775 and 1776; law judge 1776-1778; member of the State legislative council 1776-1778; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1779 and 1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1782; appointed judge of the United States Court for the District of South Carolina by President Washington June 14, 1790; published reports of the district court of South Carolina in 1810; died in Pendleton, S.C., February 18, 1812; interment in Woodstock Cemetery, Goose Creek, S.C.