Judge Thomas Waties
1820 Charles Fraser Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1782 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1860 watercolor on ivory sight 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (9.5 x 7.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1934.5.1 Not currently on view
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Thomas Waties (1760-1828) was a native of Georgetown, South Carolina, who rose to prominence as a lawyer and jurist. During the American Revolution, he was captured on a ship and sent first to England, and then to France. In Paris, he met Benjamin Franklin, who helped procure his passage back to South Carolina. In 1780, Waties served as captain under Brigadier General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox.” His public service included voting as part of the South Carolina Convention to ratify the federal Constitution in 1788.
Occupation - law - judge
Portrait male - Waties, Thomas - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor