Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton wearing a rusted red robe over a gray outfit with a white collar.

A detail from a 1771 family portrait of the Middleton Family. The full portrait depicts Arthur Middleton, his wife Mary Izard Middleton, and their infant son Henry. Painted by Benjamin West. Wikimedia Commons.

(1742-1787) Born in Charleston, SC, Arthur Middleton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Later he served as Governor of South Carolina (1810-1812), US Representative (1815-1819), and Minister to Russia (1820-1830).