South Carolina: Presidents of the State: 1776-1779

President and Commander-in-Chief in and over the State of South Carolina [1]
28 Mar 1776 - 5 Mar 1778 John Rutledge [2]
5 Mar 1778 - 11 Mar 1778 office vacant [3]
11 Mar 1778 - 9? Jan 1779 Rawlins Lowndes

[1] The Constitution of 26 Mar 1776 did not make any explicit provision with regard to the official name of the state; "Colony of South Carolina" as a part of the style was in official use until some time after 4 Jul 1776 when it was substituted with "State of South Carolina".
[2] Elected at the joint session of the General Assembly and Legislative Council 26 Mar 1776; takes an oath of office 28 Mar 1776.
[3] Rutledge resigns his office 5 Mar 1778; his successor, Arthur Middleton, is elected 7 Mar 1778, but declines to serve; Lowndes was elected 7 Mar 1778 and took an oath of office 11 Mar 1778.
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