signers of the Declaration

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Short biographies on each of the 56 Declaration signers

Arthur Middleton


Representing South Carolina at the Continental Congress

by Ole Erekson, Engraver, c1876, Library of Congress
Born:June 26, 1742
Birthplace:Charleston, South Carolina
Education:Graduate of Cambridge
Work:Charleston Council of Safety, 1775; Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1776.
Died:January 1, 1787

Arthur Middleton was born in South Carolina in 1742. He was educated in England and graduated a Cambridge in 1773. He was elected to the Council of Safety at Charleston in 1775, and in 1776 was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was captured by the British when Charleston was overrun 1781, and held prisoner for more than a year. Most of his fortune was destroyed during the Revolution. He was engaged in politics until his death on the first of January, 1787.

Thomas McKean
Lewis Morris

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