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date: 03 April 2020

Thompson, Hugh Smithlocked

(24 January 1836–20 November 1904)
  • Stephen A. West

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Thompson, Hugh Smith (24 January 1836–20 November 1904), educator and governor, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Henry Tazewell Thompson and Agnes Smith, slaveowning farmers. He grew up on the family farm in the Greenville District. In 1852 Thompson enrolled at the South Carolina Military Academy in Charleston (the Citadel) and graduated in 1856. In 1858 he married Elizabeth Clarkson; they had seven children....

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