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CHARLES PINCKNEY


Picture of Charles Pinckney

1757-1824

Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (South Carolina)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
Quotations
References, Links, & Further Reading



Education:

Occupation: lawyer, planter

Political Affiliation: Federalist, Democratic-Republican


Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Views on Religion & Politics:

It was Pinckney who originally suggested that the phrase "but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the authority of the United States" be added to Article 6, Clause 3 of the Constitution. He was also a strong supporter of the separation of church and state in general.

Quotations:



References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Books

Andrew J. Bethea, The Contribution of Charles Pinckney to the Formation of the American Union, Garrett & Massie, Inc., 1937
Frances Leigh Williams, A founding family: The Pinckneys of South Carolina, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1978

Articles

Mark D. Kaplanoff, "Charles Pinckney and the American Republican Tradition," In Intellectual Life in Antebellum Charleston, ed. by Michael O'Brien and David Moltke-Hanson, pp. 85-122, Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1986
S. Sidney Ulmer, "Charles Pinckney: Father of the Constitution?" South Carolina Law Quarterly, 10, Winter 1958, pp. 235-47
Mabel L. Webber, "The Thomas Pinckney Family of South Carolina," South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 39, January 1938, pp. 15-35

Links

Works by Charles Pinckney

The Plan of Charles Pinckney (South Carolina), Presented to the Federal Convention, May 29, 1787 (Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)

Biographical Sites

PINCKNEY, Charles, 1757-1824 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
A Biography of Charles Pinckney 1757-1824 (Hypertext on American History)
Charles Pinckney, South Carolina (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
Charles Pinckney (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
Charles Pinckney (Colonial Hall)
Charles Pinckney and Separation of Church and State (Separation of Church and State)



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