About S.C.'s last impeaching: Supreme Court judge Wright and the end of Reconstruction

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The last time South Carolina impeached someone was in 1877 as Reconstruction ended and an effort was afoot to purge the state of those elected during the period.

Read more stories on this subject in our impeachment topic page.And so the days of South Carolina's first black Supreme Court associate justice were numbered. It wasn't long after the former Confederate general Wade Hampton III was elected to governor that Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright was impeached.

Wolfe Reports has a nice rundown on the matter; read it over here.

If your appetite is wet, then check out this bio on Wright at USC and at Wikipedia.

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