William Waters Boyce

William Waters Boyce ( born October 24, 1818 in Charleston, South Carolina, † February 3, 1890 in Fairfax County, Virginia ) was an American politician and U.S. Rep. of South Carolina.


William Waters Boyce visited the South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He also studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1839 and then practiced in Winnsboro.

Boyce decided in 1846 to pursue a political career by being elected to the House of Representatives from South Carolina, where he worked until 1847. Later, he was elected as a Democrat in the 33rd U.S. Congress, and in the following three Congresses, where he served from March 4, 1853 until his resignation on 21 December 1860. He was chairman of the Committee on Elections (35th Congress ). Boyce was dated 4 January 1861 a deputy from South Carolina in the provisional Konföderiertenkongress. He also was elected to the first, and in the second Konföderiertenkongress, where he worked from 1862 to 1864. After the American Civil War, he moved in 1866 to Washington, DC, where he pursued until his retirement as a lawyer for a few years before his death his work. He died on February 3, 1890 at his estate " Ashland " in Virginia and was buried in the Episcopal Cemetery in Winnsboro.