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Politicians in Railroading in South Carolina

  William A. Barber (1869-1950) — of South Carolina. Born in Chester County, S.C., 1869. Lawyer; South Carolina state attorney general, 1895-96; president, Carolina & Northwestern Railway, 1900-17. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Psi; American Bar Association. Died February 7, 1950 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. Osmund Barber and Mary (Westbrook) Barber; married 1921 to Melanie Wilmer Gordon.
  Walter Boyd Brown Sr. (1920-1998) — also known as Walter Brown, Sr.; W. B. Brown — of Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C. Born in Smallwood, Fairfield County, S.C., May 16, 1920. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1960, 1964, 1968; first director of South Carolina Department of General Services; vice-president of Norfolk Southern Corporation (formerly Southern Railway). Presbyterian. Blind in one eye. Died, following a stroke, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C., March 9, 1998 (age 77 years, 297 days). Interment at Bethel Cemetery, Winnsboro, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Boyd Brown.
  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 Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Carroll Ashmore Campbell and Anne (Williams) Campbell; brother of Richard Michael Campbell; married, September 5, 1959, to Iris Faye Rhodes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Workman Conner (1797-1861) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., 1797. Merchant; banker; president, South Carolina Railroad; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-61; died in office 1861. Died, from peritonitis, in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., January 11, 1861 (age about 63 years). Interment at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Married to Julianna Margaret Courtney; father of James Conner.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Irénée du Pont (1797-1869) — also known as Charles I. du Pont — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 29, 1797. Whig. Cloth manufacturer; president, Farmers Bank of Delaware; an organizer of the Delaware Railroad; member of Delaware state senate, 1841-44, 1853-56. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., January 31, 1869 (age 71 years, 308 days). Interment at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Victor Marie du Pont=de Nemours and Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite=de Pelleport; married, October 8, 1824, to Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke (daughter of Nicholas Van Dyke (1770-1826); granddaughter of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789)); married to Anne Ridgely (daughter of Henry Moore Ridgely); great-grandfather of Francis Victor du Pont; second great-grandfather of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont; first cousin of Henry DuPont; first cousin once removed of Henry Algernon du Pont; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Coleman du Pont, Alfred Irénée du Pont, Pierre Samuel du Pont, Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; first cousin thrice removed of Henry Belin du Pont Jr., Lammot du Pont Copeland, Thomas Francis Bayard III, Reynolds du Pont and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; first cousin four times removed of Pierre Samuel du Pont IV and Richard Henry Bayard.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Bothwell Jeter (1827-1883) — of Union, Union County, S.C. Born in Santuc, Union District (now Union County), S.C., October 13, 1827. Lawyer; railroad executive; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1856-58; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state senate from Union County, 1872-80, 1880-82; Governor of South Carolina, 1880. Died in Union, Union County, S.C., May 20, 1883 (age 55 years, 219 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Union, S.C.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Campbell King (1856-1926) — also known as Alexander C. King — Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., December 7, 1856. Lawyer; attorney for railroads; U.S. Solicitor General, 1918-20; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1920-25. Died in Flat Rock, Henderson County, N.C., July 26, 1926 (age 69 years, 231 days). Entombed at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of J. Gadsden King and Caroline Clifford (Postell) King; married to Alice May Fowler.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alexander Robert Lawton (1818-1896) — also known as Alexander R. Lawton — of Georgia. Born in St. Peter's Parish, Beaufort District (now part of Beaufort County), S.C., November 4, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Augusta and Savannah Railroad, 1849-54; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1855-56, 1870-75; member of Georgia state senate, 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1876; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1877; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1880, 1884; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1887-89. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, N.Y., July 2, 1896 (age 77 years, 241 days). Interment at Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander James Lawton and Martha (Mosse) Lawton; married, November 5, 1845, to Sarah Hillhouse Alexander; grandfather of Alexander Robert Lawton Jr..
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  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 from Charleston County, 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.
  John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926) — also known as John D. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., August 16, 1853. Republican. Founder and president, Oceanic Steamship Company; president, Western Sugar Company; owned the Hotel de Coronado, the San Diego Electric Railway, newspapers in San Francisco and San Diego; built the San Diego and Arizona Railway, from San Diego to Calexico; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896, 1924; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1896. German ancestry. Died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., June 7, 1926 (age 72 years, 295 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels; brother of Adolph Bernard Spreckels; married 1877 to Lillie C. Siebein.
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  The Spreckels Theatre, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Elementary School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Park, in Coronado, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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