HUGER, JOHN. (1744–1804). Patriot leader. South Carolina. Third eldest of the Huger Brothers, John Huger and his brother Isaac served as junior officers in the Cherokee expedition of 1761. In the early phases of the Revolution, during 1776 and 1777, he was a militia captain. Under the new state constitution he became South Carolina's first secretary of state.
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