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George McDuffie

George McDuffie (1834-1836) was the 28th person elected with title of Governor. He practiced law for 14 years in Edgefield and until recent years his offices stood in Devore Grove.

In the United States Congress where he went in 1820, he spoke as an ardent nullifier, probably because he was a protégé of Calhoun. During his term as Governor of South Carolina, the state had 709 public schools state supported at a cost of $33,631, having 8,475 pupils. McDuffie’s only daughter married Wade Hampton. His last public address was delivered in Academy Grove, Edgefield.

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