Theodore Gourdin

Theodore Gourdin (March 20, 1764 – January 17, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Theodore Gourdin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded byDavid R. Williams
Succeeded byBenjamin Huger
Personal details
Born(1764-03-20)March 20, 1764
near Kingstree, Province of South Carolina, British America
DiedJanuary 17, 1826(1826-01-17) (aged 61)
Pineville, South Carolina, U.S.
Resting placeSaint Stephen, South Carolina


Born near Kingstree in the Province of South Carolina, Gourdin was educated in Charleston, and in Europe. He owned a plantation, on which he enslaved people, in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Gourdin was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815).

Mrs. Theodore Gourdin (Elizabeth Gaillard) (1766–1835)

After his term, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died in Pineville, South Carolina, January 17, 1826. He was interred in Episcopal Cemetery, St. Stephen, South Carolina.


  • United States Congress. "Theodore Gourdin (id: G000345)". 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 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by