Waddy Thompson, Jr. | History of SC Slide Collection

Waddy Thompson (1798-1868), Jr., served as a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the backcountry from 1835 to 1841. Born in Pickens, in Ninety-Six District, he graduated from South Carolina College in 1814, and moved to Greenville in 1826 to practice law. A supporter of nullification in 1832 (see The Webster-Hayne Debate, and "Union And States' Rights Gazette"), Thompson was appointed Minister to Mexico in 1842-1844 to succeed Joel Poinsett (see Joel Robert Poinsett).

Courtesy of the Greenville County Historical Society.

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