[[File:Arthurmiddleton.jpg|right|thumb|200px| Arthur Middleton]]
'''Arthur Middleton''' (b. June 26, 1742; d. January 1, 1787) was one of the [[United States]]' [[Founding Fathers]]. Middleton was a member of [[South Carolina]]'st Council of Safety (against its enemies), a body that virtually ruled the province until a provisional government was established. His father was Henry Middleton, President of the [[First Continental Congress]]; Arthur Middleton was elected to take his father's seat as South Carolina's delegate to the [[Second Continental Congress]]. Middleton was also a prisoner-of-war
in the America Revolution.
Henry Middleton's eldest was born at the family mansion, Middleton Place, near Charleston, [[South Carolina]]. At age 12, his father sent him to [[England]] for his education. After Arthur graduated from Cambridge in 1773, <ref>[http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/middleton.htm Arthur Middleton, USHistory.org]</ref> he went on a tour of [[Europe]]. He returned to America and married Mary Izzard. Arthur became a justice of the peace and served as a delegate to the provincial assembly.
Once again, he traveled Europe but now with his wife . He returned to the Middleton Place and acquired rice plantations.