Joseph Gist (January 12, 1775 – March 8, 1836) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Joseph Gist
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byJohn Wilson
Succeeded byWilliam T. Nuckolls
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byJohn McCreary
Succeeded byJohn Carter
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1802–1817
Personal details
Born(1775-01-12)January 12, 1775
Union District, Province of South Carolina, British America
DiedMarch 8, 1836(1836-03-08) (aged 61)
Pinckneyville, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyJacksonian (after 1825)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic-Republican (until 1825)
Professionlawyer

Born near the mouth of Fair Forest Creek in the Union District of the Province of South Carolina. Gist moved to Charleston with his parents in 1788. He attended the common schools. He graduated from the College of Charleston. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1799, and began practice in Pinckneyville, South Carolina, in 1800. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1802 to 1817. He served as member of the board of trustees of South Carolina College at Columbia 1809–1821.

Gist was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, re-elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1827). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Pinckneyville, on March 8, 1836. He was interred in the family burial ground.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Joseph Gist (id: G000227)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

1821–1823
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

1823–1827
Succeeded by