James Francis Byrnes

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James Francis Byrnes

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Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
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Son of James Francis Byrnes and Elizabeth Byrnes
Husband of Maude Byrnes
Brother of Leonore Fuller

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About James Francis Byrnes

James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American politician from the state of South Carolina. During his career, Byrnes served as a U.S. Representative (1911–1925), a U.S. Senator (1931–1941), a Justice of the Supreme Court (1941–1942), Secretary of State (1945–1947), and 104th governor of South Carolina (1951–1955). He is one of very few politicians to serve in all three branches of the American federal government while also being active in state government. He was a confidant of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was one of the most powerful men in American domestic and foreign policy in the mid-1940s. Historian George E. Mowry called Byrnes, "the most influential southern member of Congress between John Calhoun and Lyndon Johnson."

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1882
May 2, 1882
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
1972
April 9, 1972
Age 89
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
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Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States