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Politician members in South Carolina

  Robert Thomas Ashmore (1904-1989) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville County, S.C., February 22, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1953-69. Baptist. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; American Legion; Reserve Officers Association; Jaycees; Junior Order; Exchange Club. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., October 5, 1989 (age 85 years, 225 days). Interment at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas Ashmore and Lena (Smith) Ashmore; married, February 6, 1942, to Willie Vance Linthicum; cousin *** of John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
P. Eugene Brabham Percy Eugene Brabham (1905-1978) — also known as P. Eugene Brabham — of Bamberg, Bamberg County, S.C. Born in Olar, Bamberg County, S.C., May 28, 1905. Farmer; newspaper publisher; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Bamberg County, 1951-58; member of South Carolina state senate from Bamberg County, 1959-64. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Junior Order; Moose. Died in South Carolina, September 19, 1978 (age 73 years, 114 days). Interment at Bamberg County Memory Gardens, Bamberg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Manning Brabham (1866-1936) and Lucretia (Johnson) Brabham (1880-1969); married, December 4, 1948, to Katherine (Free) Rhoad (1907-1982); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Josiah Brabham (1817-1883); second cousin of Benjamin Johnston Mixson.
  Political family: Brabham-Mixson family of South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Joseph Raleigh Bryson (1893-1953) — also known as Joseph R. Bryson — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C., January 18, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Greenville County, 1921-24; member of South Carolina state senate from Greenville County, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1939-53; died in office 1953. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Junior Order; Redmen; Woodmen; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 10, 1953 (age 60 years, 51 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert L. Bryson and Mattie (Allison) Bryson; married to Ruth Rucker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) — also known as James F. Byrnes — of Aiken, Aiken County, S.C.; Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., May 2, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1911-25; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1931-41; defeated, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1940, 1952; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1941-42; resigned 1942; U.S. Secretary of State, 1945-47; Governor of South Carolina, 1951-55. Episcopalian or Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., April 9, 1972 (age 89 years, 343 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.; statue at State House Grounds, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis Byrnes and Elizabeth E. Byrnes; married, May 2, 1906, to Maude Busch (c.1883-1976); first cousin of Frank Joseph Hogan (1877-1944).
  Cross-reference: James E. Doyle
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about James F. Byrnes: David Robertson, Sly and Able: A Political Biography of James F. Byrnes
  John Mobley Daniel (b. 1883) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Saluda County, S.C., July 22, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1911-12; South Carolina state attorney general, 1925-36. Baptist. Member, Woodmen of the World; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Furman Daniel (M.D.) and Susan (Adams) Daniel; married, June 26, 1918, to Pearle Richardson.
  Hampton Pitts Fulmer (1875-1944) — also known as Hampton P. Fulmer — of Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C. Born near Springfield, Orangeburg County, S.C., June 23, 1875. Democrat. Farmer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1917-20; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1921-44 (7th District 1921-33, 2nd District 1933-44); died in office 1944. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Junior Order. Died October 19, 1944 (age 69 years, 118 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Riley Fulmer and Marthenia Fulmer; married, October 20, 1901, to Willa E. Lybrand (1884-1968).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Allard Henry Gasque (1873-1938) — also known as Allard H. Gasque — of Florence, Florence County, S.C. Born in Marion County (part now in Florence County), S.C., March 8, 1873. Democrat. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; member of South Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1912-20; chair of Florence County Democratic Party, 1919-23; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1923-38; died in office 1938. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Junior Order; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died June 17, 1938 (age 65 years, 101 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Wesley Gasque and Martha Washington (Kirton) Gasque; married, March 5, 1908, to Elizabeth Mills Hawley (1886-1989).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Wilbur G. Grant Wilbur Gill Grant (1906-1964) — also known as Wilbur G. Grant — of Chester, Chester County, S.C. Born in Rodman, Chester County, S.C., May 20, 1906. Democrat. Merchant; farmer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Chester County, 1935-38, 1941-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1956; member of South Carolina state senate from Chester County, 1943-64. Member, Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Redmen; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in 1964 (age about 58 years). Interment at Chester County Cemetery, Chester County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Major J. Grant and Emma E. (Knox) Grant; married, December 26, 1946, to Belva M. Funderburk.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (1896-1965) — also known as Olin D. Johnston — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C.; Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born near Honea Path, Anderson County, S.C., November 18, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1923-24, 1927-30; Governor of South Carolina, 1935-39, 1943-45; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1935-40, 1944-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956, 1964; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1945-65; died in office 1965. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Redmen; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Junior Order. Died April 18, 1965 (age 68 years, 151 days). Interment at Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Andrews Johnston and Lelia (Webb) Johnston; married, December 27, 1924, to Gladys E. Atkinson; father of Elizabeth Johnston Patterson (1939-2018).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Franklin Kelley (b. 1878) — of Bishopville, Lee County, S.C. Born in Kershaw County (part now in Lee County), S.C., May 12, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1900. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Kelley and Ella Beaufort (English) Kelley; married, May 1, 1902, to Sarah Durant.
  Jefferson Davis Parris (b. 1884) — of Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C. Born in Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C., October 6, 1884. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Cherokee County, 1927-28, 1931-34; member of South Carolina state senate from Cherokee County, 1935-38. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Redmen; Junior Order; Woodmen of the World. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Jefferson Davis
  Relatives: Son of James Parris and Carolyn (Coyle) Parris; married, May 19, 1914, to Alice Pearl Green.
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