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US Senator (Class 2)
from South Carolina
Thomas Sumter was a soldier in the Colony of Virginia militia; a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence, and a planter and a politician. After the United States gained independence, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and to the United States Senate, where he served from 1801 to 1810, when he retired. Sumter was nicknamed the "Carolina Gamecock," for both his fierce fighting style and his attack on British soldiers after they burned down his house during the Revolution.
Burial: Thomas Sumter Memorial Park, Sumter County, South Carolina
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