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Franklin J. Moses, Sr.

Born: Aug 13, 1804

Death: Mar 6, 1877

Birthplace: South Carolina

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Franklin J. Moses, Sr.

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1804
Date of Death : Mar 6, 1877
Birth Place : South Carolina

Franklin J. Moses, Sr., born Israel Franklin Moses, was an attorney, planter, politician and judge in South Carolina. He served as a state senator from 1841 to 1866, when he was elected to the circuit court. He was elected as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court in 1868 during the Reconstruction era. In 1876 he was asked to rule on a challenge to election returns in the hotly disputed gubernatorial campaign, eventually won by Democrat Wade Hampton and ending Republican domination in the state.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Judge

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