Profession: Signer of the U.S. Constitution
Born in Charleston in 1757, Pinckney was a leader in the state legislature and a colonel in the state militia by 1780 at the age of 22. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1784 and went to the Constitution Convention in 1787 where he provided drafts of 31 articles that were incorporated into the final draft of the Constitution. He was a signer of the United States Constitution. Between 1789 and his death in 1824, Pinckney was elected governor four times, served as United States Minster to Spain, United States Senator, and served one term in the United State House of Representatives.