John Gaillard

John Gaillard (* September 5, 1765 at St. Stephen's District, South Carolina, † February 26, 1826 in Washington DC ) was an American politician ( Democratic- Republican), who represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. Senate.

John Gaillard came in today's Berkeley County to the world. He was trained in England as a lawyer and then returned to America. From 1794 to 1796 he practiced as an MP in the House of Representatives from South Carolina made ​​his first political mandate; immediately afterwards he moved to the state Senate, where he remained until 1804. There he served from 1803 as president of the chamber.

Following the resignation of U.S. Senator Pierce Butler Gaillard was elected to succeed him in Congress. He took his seat on December 6, 1804 and remained after repeated re-election until his death on February 26, 1826 Senator. He served three times as president pro tempore of the Senate: from 28 February to 11 December 1810 of 25 November 1814 to 5 January 1819 and the last time on 25 January 1820 to the December 4, 1825 Following the death. by U.S. Vice President Elbridge Gerry fell him from November 25, 1814 to March 4, 1817, the function of the commissioner, Vice-President. He would have to meet any possible successor to President James Madison was.

Gaillard was buried in Congress Cemetery.