United States Congressman from South Carolina
(1802-83) Born at Clouds Creek, near Edgefield, S.C., he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and practiced in Pendleton, and Abbeville, S.C. Served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1834-35, and 1838-41. Elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress, he served from 1843-53. He was chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, and was Speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives in 1848. Served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1868.
Signature: 4 x 1/2, in ink, Armistead Burt.