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Memory Hold The Door, Volume VI: 2008–2017

Memory Hold The Door Honorees from 2008 to 2017.

The Honorable John Rutledge (1739–1800)

The Honorable John Rutledge (1739–1800)John Rutledge (September 17, 1739–July 23, 1800) was an American statesman and judge. He was the first governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the 31st overall. For a time, he held dictatorial powers in the state. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and he signed the U.S. Constitution. He served as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and was the second Chief Justice of the Court from July 1795 to December 1795.