Robert Hayne was born on a rice plantation in South Carolina on Nov. 10, 1791. He studied law and was admitted to the bar just before he was 21. In 1814 he was elected as a Jeffersonian Republican to the lower house of the South Carolina Legislature and 4 years later became its speaker. After serving as state attorney general for 2 years, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1822, with the backing of John C. Calhoun. Read more at http://biography.yourdictionary.com/robert-young-hayne#so6w0lchgmB1Fbok.99
Why did Robert Y. Hayne oppose tariffs?