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Jacob Read

In office
March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1801
Preceded by Ralph Izard
Succeeded by John E. Colhoun

In office
November 22, 1797 – December 12, 1797
President John Adams
Preceded by William Bradford
Succeeded by Theodore Sedgwick

Born 1752
near Charleston, South Carolina
Died July 17, 1816
near Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Federalist

Jacob Read (1752 – July 17, 1816) was an American lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in both the Continental Congress (1783–1785) and the United States Senate (1795–1801).

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Ralph Izard
United States Senator (Class 3) from South Carolina
Served alongside: Pierce Butler, John Hunter, Charles Pinckney
Succeeded by
John Ewing Colhoun
Political offices
Preceded by
William Bradford
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
November 22, 1797–December 12, 1797
Succeeded by
Theodore Sedgwick


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