CLOWNEY, William Kennedy, (1797 - 1851)


CLOWNEY, William Kennedy, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Union County, S.C., March 21, 1797; attended private schools and an academy; was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1818; taught in the public schools of Unionville and in the University of South Carolina; member of the State house of representatives 1830-1831; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Union; commissioner in equity of South Carolina 1830-1833; elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Twenty-fifth Congress); member of the State senate in 1840; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina; died in Union, Union County, S.C., March 12, 1851; interment in Fairforest Cemetery, Union County, S.C.