Poinsett, Joel Roberts

Poinsett, Joel Roberts

March 2, 1779–December 12, 1851


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  • Title Poinsett, Joel Roberts
  • Coverage March 2, 1779–December 12, 1851
  • Author
  • Keywords Congressman, diplomat, U.S. secretary of war, named U.S. trade envoy to South America, president of the state Board of Public Works, became one of the state’s leading Unionists, red-leafed plant he introduced from Mexico, the poinsettia, was named in his honor
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date March 4, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 22, 2022
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