Thomas Sumter

American Revolutionary War hero, US Representative from South Carolina
Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 – June 1, 1832) nicknamed the "Carolina Gamecock" (after his house was burned down and he went on a rampage of killing British soldiers), was a hero of the American Revolution and went on to become a longtime member of the Congress of the United States.

Personal facts

Given name
Thomas
Family name
Sumter
Birth date
1734-08-14
Birth place
Virginia
Death date
1832-06-01
Place of death
near Stateburg, South Carolina
Depiction
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Politics facts

Office positions
United States Senator representing South Carolina

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