Barnabas Kelet Henagan

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Barnabas Kelet Hanagan
58th Governor of South Carolina
In office
1840–1840
Preceded byPatrick Noble
Succeeded byJohn Peter Richardson II
38th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
In office
1838–1840
GovernorPatrick Noble
Preceded byWilliam DuBose
Succeeded byW. K. Clowney
Personal details
Born(1798-06-07)June 7, 1798
Marlboro District
DiedJanuary 10, 1855(1855-01-10) (aged 56)
Charleston, South Carolina
Resting placeRogers Cemetery, Marlboro County
 
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Barnabas Kelet Hanagan
58th Governor of South Carolina
In office
1840–1840
Preceded byPatrick Noble
Succeeded byJohn Peter Richardson II
38th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
In office
1838–1840
GovernorPatrick Noble
Preceded byWilliam DuBose
Succeeded byW. K. Clowney
Personal details
Born(1798-06-07)June 7, 1798
Marlboro District
DiedJanuary 10, 1855(1855-01-10) (aged 56)
Charleston, South Carolina
Resting placeRogers Cemetery, Marlboro County

Barnabas Kelet Henagan (June 7, 1798 – January 10, 1855) was a physician and South Carolina politician who became the 58th Governor due to the death of Patrick Noble on April 7, 1840.

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Early life and career

Henagan was born in Marlboro District on June 7, 1798 to Darby and Drusilla Henegan. He was educated at the academies in Marlboro County and he went on to study medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Afterwards he returned to South Carolina to practice medicine as a physician and he also engaged in planting. In 1826, he became the president of the Brownsville Minerva Academy.

Political career

Henagan won election to the South Carolina Senate in 1834 and was elected by the General Assembly to be the 38th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1838. In the final year of his term, Governor Patrick Noble died on April 7, 1840 and Henagan assumed the governorship. His term as governor lasted less than a year, but Henagan deplored to the Legislature the poor condition of the public schools in the state and the corruption of the electoral process. After leaving office in 1840, Henagan was reelected to the state Senate in 1844 and served as the Secretary of State from 1846 to 1850.

Later life

Henagan died on January 10, 1855 in Charleston and was buried at Rogers Cemetery in Marlboro County.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William DuBose
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
1838 – 1840
Succeeded by
W. K. Clowney
Preceded by
Patrick Noble
Governor of South Carolina
1840
Succeeded by
John Peter Richardson II