List of famous male planters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male planters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being planters. There are thousand of males working as planters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic planters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a planter then the people below should give you inspiration.
Examples include John Randolph of Roanoke and Francis Dodson.While this isn't a list of all male planters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male planters?" and "Who are the best male planters?"
John Randolph, known as John Randolph of Roanoke, was a planter, and a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives at various times between 1799 and 1833, the Senate, and also as Minister to Russia. After serving as President Thomas Jefferson's spokesman in the House, he broke with Jefferson in 1803 and became the leader of the "Old Republican" or "Quids", an extreme states' rights vanguard of the Democratic-Republican Party who wanted to restrict the role of the federal government. Specifically, Randolph promoted the Principles of '98, which said that individual states could judge the constitutionality of central government laws and decrees, and could refuse to ...more
Age: Died at 60 (1773-1833)
Birthplace: Virginia, United States of Americasee more on John Randolph of Roanoke
Richard Brent was an American planter, lawyer, and politician from Stafford County, Virginia. He represented Virginia in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. ...more
Age: Died at 57 (1757-1814)
Birthplace: Virginia, United States of Americasee more on Richard Brent
Lemuel Benton was an American planter and politician from Darlington County, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1799. Colonel Benton resided on Stoney Hill Farm, located in Darlington County near Mechanicsville. Stoney Hill is currently owned by the Burns family. ...more
Age: Died at 64 (1754-1818)
Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Southeastern United States, + more
John Rolfe was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia and is known as the husband of Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy. ...more
Age: Died at 37 (1585-1622)
Birthplace: Heacham, England