GAILLARD, John, (1765 - 1826)

Senate Years of Service: 1804-1826
Party: Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican; Jacksonian

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

GAILLARD, John, (uncle of Theodore Gaillard Hunt), a Senator from South Carolina; born in St. Stephens District, S.C., September 5, 1765; educated for the legal profession in England; member, State house of representatives 1794-1796; member, State senate 1796-1804, serving as president 1803-1804; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican) to the United States Senate in 1804 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Pierce Butler; reelected in 1806, 1812, 1818, and 1824, and served from December 6, 1804, until his death on February 26, 1826; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eleventh and Thirteenth through Nineteenth Congresses; died in Washington, D.C.; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.


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