Senator from SC from 1857 to 1860 aswell while the state’s Governor from 1842 to 1844. He was probably one of the most vocal proponents of slavery in the Senate. He was an attorney and a plantation owner who ha over 300 slaves to his name. He popularized the manifestation Cotton is Ruler, and along with many Senate co-workers authored the paper The Pro-Slavery Discussion. He was created in Newberry Region, SC. David Grain Atchison was another antebellum politician who backed slavery.