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Politician members in South Carolina

  Asbury Arnold Abney (1817-1866) — also known as A. A Abney — of Bossier Parish, La. Born in South Carolina, June 28, 1817. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1850; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died November 4, 1866 (age 49 years, 129 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Haughton, La.
  Thomas Galphin Andrews (b. 1882) — also known as Thomas G. Andrews — of Stroud, Lincoln County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C., August 29, 1882. Lawyer; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1929-35. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Andrews and Belle (Darby) Andrews; married 1904 to Adelphia M. Wolgamatt (died 1928); married 1930 to Reba Myers.
  Arthur Creel Baker (b. 1925) — also known as Arthur C. Baker — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Varina, Wake County, N.C., January 19, 1925. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959. Baptist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of Offie Franklin Baker and Myrtie (Whisenhunt) Baker; married, December 31, 1965, to Evelyn Canady.
  James Marion Baker (1861-1940) — of South Carolina. Born in Lowndesville, Abbeville District (now Abbeville County), S.C., August 18, 1861. Secretary of the U.S. Senate, 1913-16; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1933-36. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lowndesville, Abbeville County, S.C., November 21, 1940 (age 79 years, 95 days). Interment at Lowndesville Cemetery, Lowndesville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Theophilus Baker (1824-1909) and Mandeline (Latimer) Baker (1837-1922); married, January 26, 1888, to Mary Adams (1863-1931).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William F. Barr (1832-1895) — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C. Born in Anderson, Anderson County, S.C., 1832. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; merchant; postmaster at Anderson, S.C., 1894-95. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Anderson, Anderson County, S.C., August 27, 1895 (age about 63 years). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Anderson, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Leroy Barr; married 1869 to Lillie Augusta Hubbard (1846-1890).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Edward Barton (1868-1955) — also known as William E. Barton — of Houston, Texas County, Mo. Born in Pickens County, S.C., April 11, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Texas County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-02; circuit judge in Missouri 19th Circuit, 1923-28, 1935-46; defeated, 1928, 1946; U.S. Representative from Missouri 16th District, 1931-33. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died, from cerebral thrombosis, in Springfield Baptist Hospital, Springfield, Greene County, Mo., July 29, 1955 (age 87 years, 109 days). Interment at Pine Lawn Cemetery, Houston, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Hamlin Barton (1831-1922) and Harriet Lee (King) Barton (1834-1920); married, December 19, 1900, to Marietta Tweed (1868-1954); first cousin of Courtney Walker Hamlin; first cousin once removed of Ernest Clay Hamlin (1892-1970); first cousin twice removed of Jack Ragan Hamlin.
  Political family: Hamlin family of Springfield, Missouri.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ibra Charles Blackwood (1878-1936) — also known as Ibra C. Blackwood — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Blackwood, Spartanburg County, S.C., November 21, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1903-05; Governor of South Carolina, 1931-35; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1932. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 12, 1936 (age 57 years, 83 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, S.C.
  Bill Blanton (b. 1922) — of Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C. Born in Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C., October 23, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; grocer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1957-58. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence H. Blanton and Dorothula (Osment) Blanton; married, August 9, 1946, to Alma Lee Goldsmith.
  Dewey Boyce Blanton (1908-1972) — also known as Dewey B. Blanton — of Chesnee, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Cowpens, Spartanburg County, S.C., October 20, 1908. Oil distributor; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1951-56, 1957-58. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died March 9, 1972 (age 63 years, 141 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jack Kenyon Blanton (1878-1947) and Lula Melissa (Pettit) Blanton (1882-1965); married, June 20, 1931, to Mary Estelle Lee (1911-2002).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Augustus Bootle (1902-2005) — also known as William A. Bootle — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., August 19, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1929-33; U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, 1954-72; took senior status 1972. Baptist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Civitan. Died January 25, 2005 (age 102 years, 159 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Loraine Bootle and Laura Lilla (Benton) Bootle; married, November 24, 1928, to Virginia Childs.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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
  Albert Gallatin Brown (1813-1880) — also known as Albert G. Brown — of Terry, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Chester District (now Chester County), S.C., May 31, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1835-39; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1839-41, 1847-53 (at-large 1839-41, 4th District 1847-53); circuit judge in Mississippi, 1842-43; Governor of Mississippi, 1844-48; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1854-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Senator from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Member, Freemasons. Died near Terry, Hinds County, Miss., June 12, 1880 (age 67 years, 12 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Albert Gallatin
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Brown and Elizabeth (Rice) Brown; married 1835 to Elizabeth Taliaferro (1817-1836); married, January 12, 1841, to Roberta Eugenia Young (1813-1886).
  Brown County, Kan. is named for him.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert G. Brown (built 1943, scrapped 1960) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ben Hill Brown, Jr. (1914-1989) — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., February 8, 1914. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Istanbul, 1960; U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Alpha Order; Pi Kappa Delta; Sigma Upsilon; Freemasons. Died in 1989 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ben Hill Brown (1872?-?) and Clara Twitty (Colcock) Brown; married, March 3, 1940, to Barbara Bothwell Burt.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  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
  Alfred Lee Bulwinkle (1883-1950) — also known as Alfred L. Bulwinkle — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 21, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1921-29, 1931-50 (9th District 1921-29, 1931-33, 10th District 1933-43, 11th District 1943-50); died in office 1950. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Lions. Died in Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C., August 31, 1950 (age 67 years, 132 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Bulwinkle and Frances (McKean) BUlwinkle; married 1911 to Bessie Lewis.
  Cross-reference: R. Gregg Cherry
  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
  Nathaniel Wilson Cabell (1914-2004) — also known as Nathaniel W. Cabell — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 15, 1914. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-54, 1959-64; member of South Carolina state senate 15th District, 1967-68. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. One of the originators, in 1948, of the political party which became known as the States Rights or Dixiecrat Party. Died July 1, 2004 (age 90 years, 108 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John R. Cabell and Mary E. (Robinson) Cabell; married, November 13, 1948, to Jean Warley Witsell.
  Carroll Ashmore Campbell, Jr. (1940-2005) — also known as Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. — of Fountain Inn, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., July 24, 1940. Republican. Real estate broker; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1970-74; defeated, 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972 (alternate), 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1974; executive assistant to Gov. Jim Edwards, 1975; member of South Carolina state senate 2nd District, 1977-78; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1979-87; Governor of South Carolina, 1987-95; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1996; lobbyist; CEO, American Council of Life Insurers, 1995-2001; director, Norfolk Southern railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sertoma; Pi Kappa Phi. Died, of a heart attack while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Lexington Medical Hospital, West Columbia, Lexington County, S.C., December 7, 2005 (age 65 years, 136 days). Interment at All Saints Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Carroll Ashmore Campbell (1915-1997) and Anne (Williams) Campbell (1916-1977); brother of Richard Michael Campbell (1947-1968; U.S. Army Sergeant, killed in Vietnam War); married, September 5, 1959, to Iris Faye Rhodes (1940-2017).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jesse Francis Carter (b. 1873) — also known as Jesse F. Carter — of Bamberg, Bamberg County, S.C. Born near Lodge, Colleton County, S.C., September 12, 1873. Member of South Carolina state senate from Bamberg County, 1925-27; resigned 1927; justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1927-40. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Miles McMillin Carter and Janie Irene (Kinard) Carter; married to Lydia Jenkins.
Addison Brooks Carwile Addison Brooks Carwile (b. 1896) — of Abbeville County, S.C. Born in Abbeville County, S.C., October 13, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; farmer; Abbeville County Probate Judge, 1931-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; county agricultural extension agent; member of South Carolina state senate from Abbeville County, 1963-66. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Preston Brooks Carwile and Leila (Kay) Carwile; married, October 12, 1918, to Alice Frances Callaham.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Robert Gregg Cherry (1891-1957) — also known as R. Gregg Cherry — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in York County, S.C., October 17, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; associated in law practice with Alfred Lee Bulwinkle; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Gastonia, N.C., 1919-23; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1931-40; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1937; North Carolina Democratic state chair, 1937-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate, 1941-43; Governor of North Carolina, 1945-49. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of Confederate Veterans; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Odd Fellows; Elks; Kiwanis; Knights of Khorassan. Died June 25, 1957 (age 65 years, 251 days). Interment somewhere in Gastonia, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Chancellor Lafayette Cherry and Hattie (Davis) Cherry; married to Mildred Stafford.
  Robert Archer Cooper (1874-1953) — also known as Robert A. Cooper — of Laurens, Laurens County, S.C.; Washington, D.C.; San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Laurens County, S.C., June 12, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1901-04; Solicitor, 8th Judicial Circuit, 1905-16; Governor of South Carolina, 1919-22; U.S. District Judge for Puerto Rico, 1934-. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died August 7, 1953 (age 79 years, 56 days). Interment at Laurens Cemetery, Laurens, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Addison Cooper and Elizabeth Archie (Jones) Cooper; married, March 22, 1899, to Mamie Machen; married, November 15, 1917, to Dorcas Calmes.
  William Bryant Cooper (1867-1959) — also known as William B. Cooper — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Cool Spring, Horry County, S.C., January 22, 1867. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state senate 10th District, 1915-16; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1921-25. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cool Spring, Horry County, S.C., November 9, 1959 (age 92 years, 291 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Noah Bryant Cooper (1835-1897) and Lucinda (Jenerette) Cooper (1843-1926); married, May 11, 1893, to Ada Frances Gore (1874-1956).
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Thomas Perrin Cothran (1857-1934) — also known as Thomas P. Cothran — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., October 24, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1904-10, 1914-21; Speaker of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1918-21; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1920; justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1921-34; died in office 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died April 11, 1934 (age 76 years, 169 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Sproull Cothran (1830-1897) and Emma Chiles (Perrin) Cothran (1834-1916); married, January 6, 1886, to Ione Smith.
  Charles Tyrone Courtney (b. 1952) — also known as Ty Courtney — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., January 4, 1952. Lawyer; municipal judge in South Carolina, 1981-82; member of South Carolina state senate, 1991-2000. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jaycees; Lions. Tried and convicted in June 2000 on federal charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements in a loan application. Still living as of 2000.
Edward C. Cushman, Jr. Edward Charles Cushman, Jr. (b. 1918) — also known as Edward C. Cushman, Jr. — of Aiken, Aiken County, S.C. Born in Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., September 21, 1918. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Aiken County, 1949-60; member of South Carolina state senate from Aiken County, 1961-66. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Lions; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward C. Cushman, Sr. and Mary Nagel (Sweringen) Cushman; married, November 15, 1943, to Ruth Lecil Drummond.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) — also known as "Father of the University of North Carolina" — of Halifax, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Egremont, England, June 22, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; Governor of North Carolina, 1798-99. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Land's Ford, Chester County, S.C., November 5, 1820 (age 64 years, 136 days). Interment at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, The Waxhaws, S.C.
  Relatives: Ancestor of Preston Davie (who married May Preston Davie (1895-1975)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Davie family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Davie County, N.C. is named for him.
  Fred Henry Davis (1894-1937) — also known as Fred H. Davis — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 18, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Leon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-20; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1921-27; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1927; Florida state attorney general, 1927-31; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1931-37; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1933-35. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Lions. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 20, 1937 (age 43 years, 33 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Fred Henry Davis and Annie E. (Pearson) Davis; married, February 3, 1921, to Frances M. Chambers.
  Epitaph: "Lawyer - Statesman - Jurist - Soldier."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John William Davis (1873-1955) — also known as John W. Davis — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Locust Valley, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., April 13, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1899; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1904; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1911-13; resigned 1913; U.S. Solicitor General, 1913-18; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1918-21; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; candidate for President of the United States, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 24, 1955 (age 81 years, 345 days). Interment at Locust Valley Cemetery, Locust Valley, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John James Davis (1835-1916) and Anna (Kennedy) Davis (1841-1917); married, June 20, 1899, to Julia Terrill McDonald (1873-1900); married, January 2, 1912, to Ellen G. Bassel (1869-1943); second cousin of Lee H. Vance and John Carl Vance; second cousin once removed of Cyrus Roberts Vance.
  Political family: Vance-Davis family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  Cross-reference: Thomas Burke
  Campaign slogan (1924): "Honesty at home, honor abroad."
  Epitaph: "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." (Psalm 37:37)
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mendel Jackson Davis (b. 1942) — of North Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in North Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 23, 1942. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1971-81. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of Felix C. Davis and Elizabeth (Jackson) Davis; married to Suzanna Henley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Rembert C. Dennis Rembert Coney Dennis (1915-1992) — also known as Rembert C. Dennis — of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, S.C. Born in Pinopolis, Berkeley County, S.C., August 27, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Berkeley County, 1939-42; member of South Carolina state senate, 1943-88 (Berkeley County 1943-66, 14th District 1967-84, 37th District 1985-88); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960. Baptist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Woodmen of the World; Blue Key. Died June 20, 1992 (age 76 years, 298 days). Interment at St. John's Baptist Churchyard, Pinopolis, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edward J. Dennis and Ella Mae (Coney) Dennis; married, October 3, 1944, to Natalie Brown.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Butler Carson Derrick, Jr. (1936-2014) — also known as Butler Derrick — of Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., September 30, 1936. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1975-95. Episcopalian. Member, Jaycees; Freemasons; Lions. Died in Easley, Pickens County, S.C., May 5, 2014 (age 77 years, 217 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Wilmot Gibbes de Saussure (1822-1886) — also known as Wilmot G. de Saussure — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 23, 1822. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1848-49, 1854-57, 1860-63; Adjutant General of South Carolina, 1862. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., February 1, 1886 (age 63 years, 193 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry A. de Saussure and Susan (Boone) de Saussure; married to Martha Gourdin; nephew of William Ford DeSaussure; grandson of Henry William de Saussure; first cousin once removed of Andrew William Burnet (1811-1896); second cousin twice removed of Burnet Rhett Maybank; second cousin thrice removed of Burnet Rhett Maybank, Jr..
  Political family: Lowndes-DeSaussure-Aiken-Maybank family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elias Evander Dickson (1832-1909) — also known as Elias E. Dickson; E. E. Dickson — of Manning, Clarendon County, S.C. Born in Sumter County, S.C., December 21, 1832. Farmer; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Clarendon County, 1868. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Manning, Clarendon County, S.C., January 22, 1909 (age 76 years, 32 days). Interment somewhere in Manning, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joihn LeGrande Dickson and Mary Ann (Huggins) Dickson; married to Mary McGill Plowden.
King Dixon King Dixon (b. 1908) — of near Laurens, Laurens County, S.C. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., October 2, 1908. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; ice and fuel oil dealer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Laurens County, 1955-56; member of South Carolina state senate from Laurens County, 1961-64. Baptist. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Rotary; Blue Key. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Montgomery Dixon and Sarah Youmans (King) Dixon; married, August 14, 1926, to Katharine Simmons.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Frederick Haskell Dominick (1877-1960) — also known as Fred H. Dominick — of Newberry, Newberry County, S.C. Born in Peak, Newberry County, S.C., February 20, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Cole L. Blease; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1901-02; chair of Newberry County Democratic Party, 1906-14; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1917-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Redmen. Died in Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., March 11, 1960 (age 83 years, 20 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob L. Dominick and Georgiana E. (Minick) Dominick.
  Cross-reference: James Burriss Pruitt
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Jennings Bryan Dorn (1916-2005) — also known as W. J. Bryan Dorn — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C. Born near Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., April 14, 1916. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1939-40; defeated in primary, 1978; member of South Carolina state senate from Greenwood County, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1947-49, 1951-74; candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1948; candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1974; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1980-84; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1980-84. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; American Legion; Newcomen Society. Died in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., August 13, 2005 (age 89 years, 121 days). Interment at Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Callison, S.C.
  Presumably named for: William Jennings Bryan
  Relatives: Son of T. E. Dorn and Pearl (Griffith) Dorn; married 1948 to Mildred Johnson (died 1990).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by William Jennings Bryan Dorn: Dorn: Of the People, A Political Way of Life, with Scott Derks (1988)
  Oscar Henry Doyle (b. 1893) — also known as Oscar H. Doyle — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C. Born in Seneca, Oconee County, S.C., May 7, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina, 1937-50. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Woodmen; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jasper Doyle and Ella (Dendy) Doyle; married, October 12, 1921, to Hazel Murphy.
  James Burrows Edwards (1927-2014) — also known as James B. Edwards; Jim Edwards — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Hawthorne, Alachua County, Fla., June 24, 1927. Republican. Dentist; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1971; member of South Carolina state senate 16th District, 1972-74; resigned 1974; Governor of South Carolina, 1975-79; U.S. Secretary of Energy, 1981-82. Episcopalian or Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; American Dental Association. Died, from complications of a stroke, in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston County, S.C., December 26, 2014 (age 87 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joshua Fulton Ensor (1834-1907) — also known as Joshua F. Ensor — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Butler, Baltimore County, Md., December 12, 1834. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; farmer; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1890, 1892; postmaster at Columbia, S.C., 1897-1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1900. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., August 9, 1907 (age 72 years, 240 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of George Ensor (1806-1865) and Rebecca (Kemp) Ensor (1806-1874); married 1862 to Henrietta Kemp (1838-1916).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Albert T. Fancher Albert Thomas Fancher (1859-1930) — also known as Albert T. Fancher — of Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Leon, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., January 18, 1859. Republican. Oil producer; farmer; Cattaraugus County Clerk, 1885-88; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County 2nd District, 1899-1902; member of New York state senate, 1903-08 (50th District 1903-06, 51st District 1907-08); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1928. Member, Freemasons. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 20, 1930 (age 71 years, 61 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Fancher (1823-1862) and Lydia M. (McLaughlin) Fancher (1832-1885); married to Loretta Beatrice Darragh (1880-1912) and Musette Kathryn Barker (1889-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Edward Ladson Fishburne (b. 1883) — also known as E. L. Fishburne — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., November 4, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Walterboro, S.C., 1909-10; member of South Carolina Democratic State Executive Committee, 1931-34; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1931-35; justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1935-40. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Josiah Fishburne and Mamie (Carn) Fishburne; married, October 8, 1912, to Mary Patterson Gage.
T. Monroe Fisher Theodore Monroe Fisher (1891-1955) — also known as T. Monroe Fisher — of Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Va. Born in Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Va., October 18, 1891. U.S. Vice Consul in Halifax, 1917-18; Colón, 1918-20; Havana, 1920-24; Dundee, 1924-25; Malaga, 1925-26; Dakar, 1926; Dublin, 1926-27; Cartagena, 1927; Puerto Castilla, 1927-28; Tela, 1928-31; Santa Marta, 1931-32; Trieste, 1932-33; Leghorn, as of 1938; Bilbao, as of 1943. Member, Freemasons. Died March 31, 1955 (age 63 years, 164 days). Interment at St. Helena's Churchyard, Beaufort, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Fisher and Susie G. Fisher; married, May 30, 1932, to Mary Louise Montague.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1917)
  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
  Philip H. Gadsden (1867-1945) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 4, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; utility executive; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1893-98; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died February 28, 1945 (age 77 years, 147 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Shulz Gadsden (1834-1915) and Florida Indiana (Morrall) Gadsden (1835-1916); married, April 19, 1895, to Sally Pelzer Inglesby (1871-1900); grandnephew of John Gadsden and James Gadsden; second great-grandson of Christopher Gadsden; third cousin once removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard; third cousin twice removed of Harry R. Pauley (1907-?).
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
J. Ralph Gasque John Ralph Gasque (1913-2004) — also known as J. Ralph Gasque — of Washington, D.C.; Marion, Marion County, S.C. Born near Mullins, Marion County, S.C., May 16, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; real estate developer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Marion County, 1945-48; member of South Carolina state senate, 1949-52, 1956-76 (Marion County 1949-52, 1956-66, 9th District 1967-68, 16th District 1969-72, 11th District 1972-76); resigned 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1964. Member, Woodmen of the World; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died, in Marion Nursing Center, Rains, Marion County, S.C., April 26, 2004 (age 90 years, 346 days). Interment at Devotion Gardens, Marion, S.C.; cenotaph at Little Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Marion County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Cordie Allison Gasque (1881-1935) and Jennie (Price) Gasque (1889-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Albert Waller Gilchrist (1858-1926) — also known as Albert W. Gilchrist — of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. Born in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., January 15, 1858. Democrat. Civil engineer; real estate dealer; orange grower; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1893-96, 1903-06; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1905; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Governor of Florida, 1909-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1912 (speaker), 1924; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1916. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a tumor of the thigh, in the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 15, 1926 (age 68 years, 120 days). Interment at Indian Spring Cemetery, Punta Gorda, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Gilchrist (1828?-?) and Rhoda Elizabeth (Waller) Gilchrist.
  Gilchrist County, Fla. is named for him.
  Gilchrist Hall (opened 1926), a dormitory at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Crosland Goldberg (b. 1917) — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., January 25, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; prisoner of war in Germany for 18 months; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Marlboro County, 1949-50; member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1959-62. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John William Green (b. 1925) — of Turbeville, Clarendon County, S.C. Born in Turbeville, Clarendon County, S.C., October 22, 1925. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; merchant; member of South Carolina state senate from Clarendon County, 1958-62. Methodist. Member, Ruritan; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 1962.
L. Marion Gressette Lawrence Marion Gressette (b. 1902) — also known as L. Marion Gressette — of St. Matthews, Calhoun County, S.C. Born near St. Matthews, Calhoun County, S.C., February 11, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Calhoun County, 1925-28, 1931-32; member of South Carolina state senate, 1937-76 (Calhoun County 1937-66, 19th District 1967-68, 11th District 1969-72, 13th District 1972-76); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1964; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1953-54. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Phi Kappa Phi; Lions; Blue Key. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. T. Gressette and Rosa (Wannamaker) Gressette; married, August 18, 1927, to Florence Howell (1905?-?).
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
Cecil Claymon Grimes, Jr. Cecil Claymon Grimes, Jr. (1922-2014) — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., July 23, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959-62; member of South Carolina state senate, 1962-72 (Georgetown County 1962-66, 10th District 1967-68, 15th District 1969-72); bank director. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Rotary. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., October 8, 2014 (age 92 years, 77 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Prince George Winyah Cemetery, Georgetown, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Sadie (Ehlers) Grimes (1898-1990) and Cecil Claymon Grimes, Sr. (1900-1982); married, October 4, 1947, to Harriet Horry Pyatt (1925-2014).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Robert A. Hammett (b. 1927) — of Inman, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Inman, Spartanburg County, S.C., November 8, 1927. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-. Member, Lions; American Legion; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Woodmen. Still living as of 1967.
  Butler Black Hare (1875-1967) — also known as Butler B. Hare — of Saluda, Saluda County, S.C. Born in Edgefield County (part now in Saluda County), S.C., November 25, 1875. Democrat. School teacher; secretary to U.S. Reps. George W. Croft and Theodore G. Croft; statistician; lawyer; vice-president, Farmers Bank of Saluda; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1925-33, 1939-47 (2nd District 1925-33, 3rd District 1939-47); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Saluda, Saluda County, S.C., December 30, 1967 (age 92 years, 35 days). Interment at Travis Park Cemetery, Saluda, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Hare and Elizabeth (Black) Hare; married, April 11, 1906, to Kate Etheredge; father of James Butler Hare (1918-1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
James P. Harrelson James Pershing Harrelson (1919-2003) — also known as James P. Harrelson; J. P. Harrelson; "Preacher" — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Mullins, Marion County, S.C., June 28, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Baptist minister; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1957-60, 1991-94; member of South Carolina state senate, 1963-76 (Colleton County 1963-66, 17th District 1967-68, 13th District 1969-72, 15th District 1972-76); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964, 1968, 1972. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen of the World; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association. Recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award. Died, from strokes and Parkinson's disease, in Roper Hospital, Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 30, 2003 (age 83 years, 306 days). Interment at Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Walterboro, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Carson A. Harrelson and Bertha Mae Harrelson; married, June 24, 1943, to Hazel H. Richardson.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Peronneau Finley Henderson (1877-1968) — also known as P. F. Henderson — of Aiken, Aiken County, S.C. Born in Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., November 29, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Carolina Light & Power Co.; vice-president, Georgia-Carolina Electric Co.; director, South Carolina Power Co., Powell Hardware Co.; receiver, Langley Cotton Mills Co.; treasurer, Aiken Hospital; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924. Southern Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died April 7, 1968 (age 90 years, 130 days). Interment at Bethany Cemetery, Aiken, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Sullivan Henderson (1849-1921) and Lillie (Ripley) Henderson (1856-1921); married, June 29, 1904, to Grace Adelaide Powell (1879-1943); married, April 28, 1945, to June (Rainsford) Butler (1895-1993); third cousin thrice removed of Reuben Eaton Fenton (1819-1885).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hatch family of Connecticut; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest Frederick Hollings (1922-2019) — also known as Ernest F. Hollings; Fritz Hollings; "Foghorn Leghorn" — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., January 1, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1949-55; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956, 1996, 2000, 2004; Governor of South Carolina, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1966-2005; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1984. Lutheran. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Sertoma. Died April 6, 2019 (age 97 years, 95 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Richard M. Miles
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Ernest Hollings: Making Government Work (2008)
Ben F. Hornsby Benjamin Franklin Hornsby (b. 1915) — also known as Ben F. Hornsby — of near Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C. Born in College Place, Richland County, S.C., May 17, 1915. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; salesman; farmer; member of South Carolina state senate from Fairfield County, 1961-64; member of South Carolina state house of representatives 41st District, 1981-82. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; American Legion; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of Marion Boyd Hornsby and Cornelia (Hayes) Hornsby; married, January 20, 1945, to Esther Leitner.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  William Hunter (1816-1901) — of Wolf Creek, Pickens District (now Pickens County), S.C. Born in Pennsylvania, January 23, 1816. Farmer; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Pickens, 1860-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pickens County, S.C., June 15, 1901 (age 85 years, 143 days). Interment at West View Cemetery, Liberty, S.C.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah Ellenburg (1844-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) — also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of Tennessee"; "King Andrew the First" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born, in a log cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., March 15, 1767. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Florida Territory, 1821; President of the United States, 1829-37; censured by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity). Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel, May 30, 1806; also dueled with Thomas Hart Benton and Waightstill Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Died, of dropsy (congestive heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 8, 1845 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at The Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson Square, New Orleans, La.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson (1737-1781); married, January 17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (1767-1828; aunt of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Francis P. Blair
  Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County, Mo., are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Andrew J. DonelsonAndrew Jackson MillerAndrew J. FaulkAndrew Jackson TitusAndrew Jackson IsacksAndrew Jackson HamiltonAndrew J. HarlanAndrew J. KuykendallAndrew J. ThayerElam A. J. GreeleyAndrew Jackson IngleAndrew J. OgleAndrew Jackson CarrAndrew J. WatermanAndrew J. BentleyAndrew J. RogersWilliam A. J. SparksAndrew Jackson PoppletonAndrew J. HunterAndrew Jackson BryantAndrew J. BealeA. J. ClementsAndrew Jackson BakerAndrew J. FeltA. J. KingAndrew J. SawyerAndrew Jackson GreenfieldAndrew Jackson CaldwellAndrew Jackson GahaganAndrew Jackson BishipAndrew Jackson HoustonAndrew J. CobbAndrew J. MontagueAndrew J. BarchfeldAndrew J. BallietAndrew J. KirkAndrew J. LivingstonA. J. SherwoodAndrew Jackson StewartAndrew J. MayAndrew J. McConnicoAndrew J. SawyerAndrew J. BrewerAndrew BettwyAndrew J. TransueAndrew Jackson GravesAndrew Jackson GilbertAndrew J. GoodwinAndrew J. HinshawAndy YoungAndrew Jackson Kupper
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
  Campaign slogan: "Let the people rule."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
  Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert Vincent Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 — Andrew Burstein, The Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler, Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire — Donald B. Cole, The Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr Chidsey, Andrew Jackson, Hero
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Jesse Louis Jackson (b. 1941) — also known as Jesse L. Jackson; "Thunder" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., October 8, 1941. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972; speaker, 1984, 1988; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1984, 1988; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Council on Foreign Relations; Omega Psi Phi. Civil rights leader; associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; recipient of the Spingarn Medal in 1989. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married 1964 to Jacqueline Brown; father of Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (1965-).
  Cross-reference: Ron Daniels
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Jesse Jackson: Marshall Frady, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson — Marshall Frady, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson
  Critical books about Jesse Jackson: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37) — Kenneth R. Timmerman, Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson
  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
  Fleming Adolphus Jones, Jr. (b. 1895) — also known as Fleming A. Jones, Jr. — of Welch, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Gaffney, Cherokee County, S.C., October 10, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County, 1935-42, 1945-48; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Phi Beta Sigma; American Legion. First Black Democratic member of West Virginia House of Delegates. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Felix Jones and Emeline (Young) Jones; married, June 15, 1921, to H. Preston Mills.
  James Carlisle Kearse (1893-1973) — also known as J. Carl Kearse — of Bamberg, Bamberg County, S.C. Born in Olar, Bamberg County, S.C., March 29, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Bamberg County, 1921-24; member of South Carolina state senate from Bamberg County, 1941-56; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944; South Carolina State Highway Commissioner. Methodist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a hospital at Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 14, 1973 (age 79 years, 350 days). Interment at South End Cemetery, Bamberg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Josiah Kearse (1850-1930) and Mildred (Bamberg) Kearse (1854-1949); married, November 15, 1922, to Daisye Rizer; married to Eunice Johns (1895-1981).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894) — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C. Born in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., January 5, 1822. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1856; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1860-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state senate, 1865; state court judge in South Carolina, 1877-93; postmaster at Camden, S.C., 1894. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., April 13, 1894 (age 72 years, 98 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Kershaw (1765-1829) and Harriet (DuBose) Kershaw (1791-1845); married to Lucretia Douglas (1825-1902).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Henry Laurens Henry Laurens (1724-1792) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 6, 1724. Merchant; planter; Vice-President of South Carolina, 1776-77; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1777-80. Member, Freemasons; American Philosophical Society. Died in Berkeley County, S.C., December 8, 1792 (age 68 years, 277 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Samuel Laurens and Esther (Grasset) Laurens; married, July 6, 1750, to Eleanor Delamere Ball (1731-1770); father of John Laurens, Martha Laurens (1759-1811; who married David Ramsay (1749-1815)) and Mary Eleanor Laurens (1770-1794; who married Charles Pinckney); grandfather of Henry Laurens Pinckney.
  Political family: Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Laurens County, S.C. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
T. Allen Legare, Jr. Thomas Allen Legare, Jr. (1915-2010) — also known as T. Allen Legare, Jr. — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C.; Wadmalaw Island, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 22, 1915. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Charleston County, 1947-48, 1951-53; member of South Carolina state senate from Charleston County, 1953-66. Presbyterian. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Lions. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 11, 2010 (age 94 years, 324 days). Interment at Second Presbyterian Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Allen Legare (1872-1957) and Lydia Murray 'Lilly' (Mikell) Legare (1876-1923); married, April 10, 1943, to Virginia Irene Green (1918-2003); nephew of George Swinton Legaré; great-grandnephew of Hugh Swinton Legaré (1797-1843); first cousin thrice removed of George Washington Seabrook; second cousin twice removed of Ephraim Mikell Seabrook; third cousin of Marion Wainwright Seabrook.
  Political family: Seabrook-Legare family of Charleston, South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
Edward McIver Leppard Edward McIver Leppard (1924-1985) — of Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C. Born in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C., November 5, 1924. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate from Chesterfield County, 1963-66. Baptist. Member, Kappa Sigma; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Civitan; Moose. Died February 15, 1985 (age 60 years, 102 days). Interment at Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Ernest Leppard, Sr. (1895-1960) and Anne (Owens) Leppard (1896-1985); brother of James Ernest Leppard, Jr.; married, March 5, 1949, to Virginia Guy Emory (1930-2010).
  Political family: Leppard family of Chesterfield, South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Asbury Francis Lever (1875-1940) — also known as A. Frank Lever — of Lexington, Lexington County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born near Springhill, Lexington County, S.C., January 5, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Rep. J. William Stokes, 1897-1901; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1901; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 7th District, 1901-19. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lexington County, S.C., April 28, 1940 (age 65 years, 114 days). Interment at College Hill Cemetery, Clemson, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Asbury Washington Lever and Mary Elvira (Derrick) Lever; married, July 5, 1911, to Lucile Scurry Butler.
  Lever Hall, at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS A. Frank Lever. (built 1943, scrapped 1968) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
John Charles Lindsay John Charles Lindsay (b. 1927) — of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., April 18, 1927. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; bank director; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Marlboro County, 1953-62; member of South Carolina state senate, 1963-76 (Marlboro County 1963-66, 9th District 1967-68, 20th District 1969-72, 9th District 1972-76). Member, Jaycees; Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 1976.
  Relatives: Son of Ross Moore Lindsay, Sr. and Louis (Crosland) Lindsay; married, June 15, 1949, to Frances Maxine Bair.
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  John Alexander Lusk (1859-1939) — also known as John A. Lusk — of Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala. Born in Salem, Pickens County, S.C., November 29, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1903; member of Alabama state senate 5th District, 1907, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1920, 1924. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala., November 4, 1939 (age 79 years, 340 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eleanor Swafford (Alexander) Lusk (1819-1883) and Erastus Capehart Lusk (1833-1901); married, October 27, 1887, to Leila Lee Fearn (1863-1955).
  James Robert Mann (1920-2010) — of Greenville, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., April 27, 1920. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1949-52; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1969-79. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Woodmen. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., December 20, 2010 (age 90 years, 237 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Cleo Mann and Nina (Griffin) Mann; married, January 15, 1945, to Virginia Thomason Brunson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Richard Irvine Manning (1859-1931) — also known as Richard I. Manning — of Sumter, Sumter County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Homesley Plantation, Sumter County, S.C., August 15, 1859. Democrat. Farmer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1892-96; member of South Carolina state senate, 1898-1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1916; Governor of South Carolina, 1915-19; president, American Products Export and Import Corp.; Cotton Warehouse Co.; National Bank of Sumter; Bank of Mayesville; South Carolina Land & Settlement Assoc.; director, Sumter Telephone Co.; Telephone Manufacturing Co.; Magneto Manufacturing Co.; Palmetto Fire Insurance Co.; New York Life Insurance Co.; Union-Buffalo Mills Co.; Clifton Manufacturing Co.; chairman Peoples State Bank of South Carolina. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., September 11, 1931 (age 72 years, 27 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Irvine Manning (1817-1861) and Elizabeth Allen (Sinkler) Manning; married 1881 to Lelia Bernard Meredith; nephew of John Laurence Manning; grandson of Richard Irvine Manning (1789-1836); grandnephew of John Peter Richardson (1801-1864); great-grandnephew of James Burchill Richardson; first cousin once removed of John Peter Richardson (1831-1899); third cousin once removed of James Haselden Manning (1857-1936); third cousin twice removed of James Douglass Manning.
  Political family: Manning-Richardson-Ellerbe-Haselden family of South Carolina.
  Archibald Gilbert McAlister (b. 1873) — also known as Archibald G. McAlister — of Arizona. Born in Tatum, Marlboro County, S.C., September 23, 1873. Superior court judge in Arizona, 1912-21; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1921-45; chief justice of Arizona Supreme Court, 1923-27, 1931-33, 1937-39, 1943-45. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  John Lanneau McMillan (1898-1979) — also known as John L. McMillan — of Florence, Florence County, S.C. Born near Mullins, Marion County, S.C., April 12, 1898. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1939-73. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Forty and Eight; American Legion. Died in Florence, Florence County, S.C., September 3, 1979 (age 81 years, 144 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Malcolm Leonard McMillan and Mary Alice (Keith) McMillan; married, October 31, 1936, to Margaret Alexander English (1910-1997).
  Epitaph: "No one has been more worthy of real honor than one who serves and loves his fellow man."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Robert E. McNair Robert Evander McNair (1923-2007) — also known as Robert E. McNair — of Allendale, Allendale County, S.C. Born in Cades, Williamsburg County, S.C., December 14, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1951-62; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1963-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964; Governor of South Carolina, 1965-71. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Kappa Sigma; Blue Key. Died, of brain cancer, in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., November 17, 2007 (age 83 years, 338 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Evander McNair and Claudia (Crawford) McNair; married, May 30, 1944, to Josephine Robinson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Charles Carlisle Moore (b. 1903) — also known as Charles C. Moore — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Walnut Grove, Spartanburg County, S.C., April 13, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Spartanburg County, 1937-40; member of South Carolina state senate, 1941-42, 1949-68 (Spartanburg County 1941-42, 1949-66, 4th District 1967-68); resigned 1942; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of S. G. Moore and Mary Ellen (Harrison) Moore; married 1945 to Janie Lee O'Farrell.
  Herbert Doyle Morgan, Jr. (b. 1929) — also known as Herbert D. Morgan — of Seneca, Oconee County, S.C.; Oconee County, S.C. Born in Six Mile, Pickens County, S.C., November 28, 1929. Democrat. Feed and farm supply dealer; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1960 (alternate), 1964; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1967-68, 1971-72, 1975-76 (Oconee County 1967-68, 1971-72, 2nd District 1975-76); member of South Carolina state senate 1st District, 1977-80. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Rotary; Jaycees; Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Doyle Morgan (1896-1947) and Christine (Jones) Morgan; married, October 6, 1956, to Kate Nimmons.
  Robert Foster Morgan (b. 1922) — also known as Robert F. Morgan — of Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C. Born in Anderson County, S.C., June 24, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of North Carolina state senate 27th District, 1953-59. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Jaycees; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of O. Z. Morgan and Minnietta (Foster) Morgan; married 1953 to Ruth Norment Moore.
  Earle Elias Morris, Jr. (b. 1928) — also known as Earle E. Morris, Jr. — of Pickens, Pickens County, S.C. Born in Pickens, Pickens County, S.C., July 14, 1928. Democrat. Banker; merchant; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1951-54; member of South Carolina state senate, 1955-70 (Pickens County 1955-66, 2nd District 1967-70); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Lions; Elks; Woodmen; Freemasons; Jaycees; Phi Kappa Phi; Blue Key. Still living as of 1970.
  Relatives: Son of Earle E. Morris and Bernice (Carey) Morris; married 1958 to Jane L. Boroughs.
  James Pierce Mozingo III (b. 1913) — also known as James P. Mozingo III — of Darlington, Darlington County, S.C. Born in Darlington, Darlington County, S.C., August 24, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Darlington County, 1935-38; member of South Carolina state senate, 1939-72 (Darlington County 1939-66, 12th District 1967-68, 19th District 1969-72); delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944, 1960, 1964. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  William Edwin Myrick (b. 1904) — also known as W. E. Myrick — of Ulmers, Allendale County, S.C. Born in Ulmers, Allendale County, S.C., September 1, 1904. Farmer; merchant; member of South Carolina state senate from Allendale County, 1943-46, 1951-62. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. W. Myrick and Rosa B. (Cave) Myrick; married to Emily Jane Best.
  Francis Bates Nicholson (b. 1929) — also known as Francis B. Nicholson — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C. Born in Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C., September 26, 1929. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate from Greenwood County, 1961-66. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Freemasons. Still living as of 1966.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Nicholson and Elise (Bates) Nicholson; married 1957 to Margaret Phillips.
  James Graham Padgett (1869-1939) — also known as J. G. Padgett — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Colleton County, S.C., March 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912; member of South Carolina state senate from Colleton County, 1923-26. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Freemasons. Died in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., January 19, 1939 (age 69 years, 315 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Walterboro, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Hansford Duncan Padgett (1839-1923) and Isabella (Goodwin) Padgett (1842-1888); married to Ethel Murray Moorer (1876-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Dantzler Parler (b. 1900) — also known as James D. Parler — of St. George, Dorchester County, S.C. Born in Parler (now Santee), Orangeburg County, S.C., September 18, 1900. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate from Dorchester County, 1933-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Methodist. Member, Pi Kappa Phi; Blue Key; Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Carlos C. Parler and Camille (Dantzler) Parler.
  Giles Jared Patterson (b. 1885) — of Chester, Chester County, S.C.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chester, Chester County, S.C., October 19, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Chester County Democratic Party, 1913. Episcopalian. Member, Civitan; Freemasons; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Giles Jared Patterson (1827-1891) and Mary Virginia (Ross) Patterson (1847-1926); married 1911 to Louise Brandon.
  Thomas H. Peeples (b. 1882) — of Blackville, Barnwell County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Beaufort, Beaufort County, S.C., August 4, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1911-12, 1925-26; South Carolina state attorney general, 1913-18. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Peeples and Leila (Hay) Peeples; married, January 8, 1921, to Hallie M. Armstrong.
  James Hardin Peterson (1894-1978) — also known as J. Hardin Peterson — of Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. Born in Batesburg (now part of Batesburg-Leesville), Lexington County, S.C., February 11, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; citrus grower; Polk County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-32; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1933-51; chairman, First State Bank of Lakeland. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Knights of Khorassan; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla., March 28, 1978 (age 84 years, 45 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Fay Peterson and Willa E. (Geiger) Peterson; married, May 29, 1917, to Christine Farrar.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851) — of Travelers Rest, Greenville County, S.C.; Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 2, 1779. Democrat. U.S. Consul General in Buenos Aires, 1811-14; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1816-20; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1821-25; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1825-29; U.S. Secretary of War, 1837-41. Member, Freemasons. Gave important help to Latin American independence movements. Died near Statesburg, Sumter County, S.C., December 12, 1851 (age 72 years, 285 days). Interment at Church of Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery, Statesburg, S.C.
  Poinsett County, Ark. is named for him.
  The poinsettia flower, which he introduced to the U.S., was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas Harrington Pope, Jr. (1913-1999) — also known as Thomas H. Pope — of Newberry, Newberry County, S.C. Born in Kinards, Newberry County, S.C., July 28, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1937-40, 1946-50; Speaker of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1949-50; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for Governor of South Carolina, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1958. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, in Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Newberry, Newberry County, S.C., August 23, 1999 (age 86 years, 26 days). Interment at Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Harrington Pope (1876-1943) and Marie (Gary) Pope (1882-1964); married to Mary Waties Lumpkin (1917-2008); grandson of Eugene Blackburn Gary (1854-1926).
  Epitaph: "Lawyer, Soldier, Historian."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Glenn Potts (1885-1969) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Lancaster County, S.C., May 10, 1885. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Breslau, 1911-12; U.S. Army intelligence officer. Member, Freemasons. Died March 10, 1969 (age 83 years, 304 days). Interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Lancaster County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Wrenn Potts (1855-1935) and Eva Moore (Harris) Potts (1859-1928); married, July 23, 1911, to Annabel Wallace Johnson (died 1958).
  Epitaph: "At Sunrise Hope - At Sundown Peace."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Lamb Buist Rivers (b. 1896) — also known as Buist Rivers — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., May 26, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1924-28; member of South Carolina state senate from Charleston County, 1930; president, The Central Railroad of South Carolina; director and counsel, Citizens and Southern National Bank; director, Life and Accident Insurance Company; vice president and counsel of radio station WCSC. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Moultrie Rutledge Rivers and Eliza Ingraham (Buist) Rivers; married, November 20, 1930, to Ethel Pinckney Rutledge.
  Lucius Mendel Rivers (1905-1970) — also known as L. Mendel Rivers — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Gumville, Berkeley County, S.C., September 28, 1905. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1933-36; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1952, 1956 (alternate); U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1941-70; died in office 1970. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., December 28, 1970 (age 65 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Stephen, S.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Daniel Calhoun Roper (1867-1943) — also known as Daniel C. Roper — of Washington, D.C. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., April 1, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; publicist; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1892-94; U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1917-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932, 1936; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1933-38; U.S. Minister to Canada, 1939. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., April 11, 1943 (age 76 years, 10 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Wesley Roper and Henrietta V. (McLaurin) Roper; married, December 25, 1889, to Lou McKenzie.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Claud Napoleon Sapp (1886-1947) — also known as Claud N. Sapp — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, S.C., February 11, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1912-14, 1920-24; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1930-34; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of South Carolina, 1934-47; died in office 1947. Methodist. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., February 3, 1947 (age 60 years, 357 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel F. Sapp and Mittie (Fulp) Sapp; married, November 20, 1916, to Mary Davis (1892-1937); father of Claud Napoleon Sapp, Jr. (1917-1972) and Joseph D. Sapp.
  Political family: Sapp family of Columbia, South Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Grant Scurry, Jr. (b. 1923) — also known as Frederick G. Scurry, Jr. — of near Saluda, Saluda County, S.C. Born in Saluda, Saluda County, S.C., August 26, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of South Carolina state senate from Saluda County, 1957-66. Christian. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Lions; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ellison DuRant Smith (1864-1944) — also known as Ellison D. Smith; E. D. Smith; "Cotton Ed" — of Florence, Florence County, S.C.; Lynchburg, Lee County, S.C. Born in Lynchburg, Lee County, S.C., August 1, 1864. Democrat. Cotton planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1896-1900; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1909-44; died in office 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936, 1944 (alternate). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Phi Kappa Psi; Kappa Alpha Order. Died November 17, 1944 (age 80 years, 108 days). Interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Bishopville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William H. Smith and Mary Isabella (McLeod) Smith; married, May 26, 1892, to Mattie Moorer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ivey Andrew Smoak, Jr. (1923-2000) — also known as I. A. Smoak, Jr. — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., April 18, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Colleton County, 1953-56; member of South Carolina state senate from Colleton County, 1959-62. Baptist. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Jaycees; Lions; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Farm Bureau; American Legion. Died January 2, 2000 (age 76 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ivey Andrew Smoak and Tommie (Clinkscales) Smoak; married to Anne Owens Leppard.
  Jacob Franklin Spears, Sr. (1899-1946) — also known as J. Franklin Spears — of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla.; San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Darlington County, S.C., October 6, 1899. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1921; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1934-36; member of Texas state senate, 1937-46. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart attack, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 29, 1946 (age 46 years, 235 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of James Monroe Spears (1874-1928).
  Walton Murff Stephens (b. 1893) — also known as Walton M. Stephens — of Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C. Born in Central, Pickens County, S.C., December 29, 1893. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Abbeville County, 1953-56; member of South Carolina state senate from Abbeville County, 1959-62. Baptist. Member, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  James Price Stevens (b. 1920) — also known as James P. Stevens — of Loris, Horry County, S.C. Born in Loris, Horry County, S.C., April 4, 1920. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate, 1956-76 (Horry County 1956-66, 10th District 1967-68, 15th District 1969-72, 11th District 1972-76). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of M. D. Stevens and Lalla (McQueen) Stevens; married to Madeleine Zabelicky.
  Taylor Hudnall Stukes (1893-1961) — also known as Taylor H. Stukes — of Manning, Clarendon County, S.C. Born in Manning, Clarendon County, S.C., June 1, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Clarendon County, 1923-26; member of South Carolina state senate from Clarendon County, 1927-40; South Carolina Democratic state chair, 1938-40; justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1940-56; chief justice of South Carolina state supreme court, 1956-61. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, from an aortic aneurysm, in Medical University Hospital, Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 20, 1961 (age 67 years, 264 days). Interment at Clarenden Memorial Gardens, Manning, S.C.
  Edward H. Tarrant (1799-1858) — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, 1799. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1847; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849-53. Member, Freemasons. Died near Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., August 2, 1858 (age about 59 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Parker County, Tex.; subsequent interment in 1859 at a private or family graveyard, Ellis County, Tex.; reinterment in 1928 at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
  Tarrant County, Tex. is named for him.
  Benjamin Walter Thomason (1893-1987) — also known as B. W. Thomason — of Brevard, Transylvania County, N.C. Born in Greenville County, S.C., August 15, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Baptist minister; member of North Carolina state senate 32nd District, 1959; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1965-66. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1987 (age about 93 years). Interment somewhere in Brevard, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Arnold Thomason and Emma (Leake) Thomason; married to Jannette Martin.
Strom Thurmond James Strom Thurmond (1902-2003) — also known as Strom Thurmond — of Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C.; Aiken, Aiken County, S.C.; Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., December 5, 1902. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of South Carolina state senate from Edgefield County, 1933-38; resigned 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936, 1948, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1938-46; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Governor of South Carolina, 1947-51; States Rights candidate for President of the United States, 1948; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1954-56, 1956-2003; received 14 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1960; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972, 1988. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., June 26, 2003 (age 100 years, 203 days). Interment at Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C.; statue erected 1999 at State House Grounds, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John William Thurmond and Eleanor Gertrude Thurmond; married 1947 to Jean Crouch (1926-1960); married 1968 to Nancy Janice Moore.
  Cross-reference: Charles E. Simons, Jr. — Joe Wilson — John Light Napier — Robert Adams
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Strom Thurmond: Essie May Washington-Williams, Dear Senator : A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond — Jack Bass & Marilyn W. Thompson, Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond — R. J. Duke, The Centennial Senator: True Stories of Strom Thurmond from the People Who Knew Him Best — Joseph Crespino, Strom Thurmond's America
  Image source: Library of Congress
  William Barret Travis (1809-1836) — also known as William B. Travis — of Claiborne, Monroe County, Ala.; Anahuac, Chambers County, Tex. Born in Red Bank, Edgefield District (now Saluda County), S.C., August 9, 1809. Lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Austin, 1835; colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Member, Freemasons. Killed while defending the Alamo, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., March 6, 1836 (age 26 years, 210 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, October 26, 1828, to Rosanna Cato (1812-1848; divorced 1835); father of Charles Edward Travis (1829-1860).
  Travis County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Barret Travis: William C. Davis, Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
  John Adam Treutlen (1734-1782) — also known as John A. Treutlen; Hans Adam Treuettlen — of Georgia. Born in Germany, January 16, 1734. Merchant; planter; justice of the peace; Governor of Georgia, 1777-78. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Murdered in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., March 1, 1782 (age 48 years, 44 days). Cenotaph at Veterans Park of Effingham County, Springfield, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Johann Michael Treutlin and Magdalena Klara Treutlin; married to Margaretha Dupuis; great-granduncle by marriage of Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton (1850-1914).
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Treutlen County, Ga. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about John Adam Treutlen: Helene M. Riley, John Adam Treutlen. The European Heritage of Georgia's First Governor
  James Madison Waddell, Jr. (1922-2003) — also known as James M. Waddell, Jr. — of Beaufort, Beaufort County, S.C. Born in Boydell, Ashley County, Ark., November 1, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance business; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Beaufort County, 1955-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956 (alternate), 1964; member of South Carolina state senate, 1961-76 (Beaufort County 1961-66, 16th District 1967-68, 13th District 1969-72, 15th District 1972-76). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., January 15, 2003 (age 80 years, 75 days). Interment at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of James M. Waddell and Mabel (Gibson) Waddell; married, January 2, 1946, to Natalie Lavis.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Chester Walker, Jr. (b. 1906) — also known as Henry C. Walker — of Ridgeland, Jasper County, S.C. Born in Seneca, Oconee County, S.C., July 19, 1906. School principal; athletic coach; superintendent of schools; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of South Carolina state senate, 1949-51, 1961-68 (Jasper County 1949-51, 1961-66, 17th District 1967-68); resigned 1951. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of H. C. Walker and Mary Alice (Buchanan) Walker; married to Bess Suber.
  Albert William Watson (1922-1994) — also known as Albert Watson — of South Carolina. Born in Sumter, Sumter County, S.C., August 30, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1955-58, 1960-62; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1963-71; candidate for Governor of South Carolina, 1970. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Woodmen. Died September 25, 1994 (age 72 years, 26 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Claude A. Watson and Eva (Clark) Watson; married, May 24, 1948, to Lillian Audrey Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harold Norman West (b. 1920) — of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County, S.C. Born in Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., August 15, 1920. Lawyer; Berkeley County Master in Equity, 1954-60; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-67. Baptist. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Freemasons; Rotary. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of W. Edgar West, Sr. and Imel Joyce West; married, July 20, 1946, to Marjorie Ann Hodges.
  Basil Lee Whitener (1915-1989) — also known as Basil Whitener — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Born in York County, S.C., May 14, 1915. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1941; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1957-69 (11th District 1957-63, 10th District 1963-69); defeated, 1968, 1970. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died May 20, 1989 (age 74 years, 6 days). Interment at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, N.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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