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Jacob Read, U.S. Senator (1752 - 1816)

Jacob Read (1752 – July 17, 1816) was an American lawyer and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in both the Continental Congress (1783–1785) and...

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Sen. Franklin Harper Elmore (1799 - 1850)

Franklin Harper Elmore (October 15, 1799 – May 29, 1850) was a United States Representative and Senator. Born in Laurens District, he graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1...

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Coleman Livingston Blease, Governor, U.S. Senator (1868 - 1942)

Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942) was a politician from the U.S. state of South Carolina known for his populist appeals and racism. He served as a Democratic state...

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John Taylor, Governor, U.S. Senator (1770 - 1832)

) John Taylor (May 4, 1770 – April 16, 1832) was the 51st Governor of South Carolina from 1826 to 1828. He was born May 4, 1770 in Granby, South Carolina. He attended Mount Zion Institute in W...

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Thomas A. Wofford, U.S. Senator (1908 - 1978)

Thomas Albert Wofford (September 27, 1908 – February 25, 1978) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Madden Station, Laurens County, South Carolina, he attended the public s...

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Strom Thurmond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1902 - 2003)

James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator. He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the seg...

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Gov. Burnet R. Maybank, US Senator (1899 - 1954)

Burnet Rhett Maybank (March 7, 1899 – September 1, 1954) was a U.S. Senator, the 99th Governor of South Carolina, and Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. Maybank was the direct descendant of ...

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Alva M. Lumpkin, U.S. Senator (1886 - 1941)

Alva Moore Lumpkin (November 13, 1886 – August 1, 1941) was a United States Senator for less than one month from South Carolina. Born in Milledgeville, Georgia, he moved with his parents to Co...

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Nathaniel B. Dial, U.S. Senator (1862 - 1940)

Nathaniel Barksdale Dial (April 24, 1862 – December 11, 1940) was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 1919 to 1925. Born near Laurens, he attended the common schools, Richmond...

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William P. Pollock, U.S. Senator (1870 - 1922)

William Pegues Pollock (December 9, 1870 – June 2, 1922) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born near Cheraw, he attended public and private schools and the University of South C...

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Olin D. T. Johnston, Governor, U.S. Senator (1896 - 1965)

Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (November 18, 1896 – April 18, 1965) was a Democratic Party politician from the US state of South Carolina. He served as the 98th Governor of South Carolina, 1935...

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Ellison D. Smith ("Cotton Ed"), U.S. Senator (1864 - 1944)

Ellison DuRant "Cotton Ed" Smith (August 1, 1864 – November 17, 1944) was a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United State...

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Frank B. Gary, U.S. Senator (1860 - 1922)

Frank Boyd Gary (March 9, 1860 – December 7, 1922) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Cokesbury, South Carolina, he attended the Cokesbury Conference School and Union Col...

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Asbury C. Latimer, U.S. Senator (1851 - 1908)

Asbury Churchwell Latimer (July 31, 1851 – February 20, 1908) was a United States Representative and Senator from South Carolina. Born near Lowndesville, South Carolina, he attended the common...

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John L. McLaurin, U.S. Senator (1860 - 1934)

John Lowndes McLaurin (May 9, 1860 – July 29, 1934) was a United States Representative and Senator from South Carolina; born in Red Bluff, South Carolina, he attended schools at Bennettsville,...

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Joseph H. Earle, U.S. Senator (1857 - 1897)

Joseph Haynsworth Earle (April 30, 1847 – May 20, 1897) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Greenville, he attended private schools in Sumter. He was a first year cadet at...

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John L. M. Irby, U.S. Senator (1854 - 1900)

John Laurens Manning Irby (September 10, 1854 – December 9, 1900) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Laurens, he attended Laurensville Male Academy (Lauren), Princeton Co...

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John J. Patterson, U.S. Senator (1830 - 1912)

John James Patterson (August 8, 1830 – September 28, 1912) was a businessman and United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Waterloo, Pennsylvania, he grew up there and attended the pu...

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Frederick A. Sawyer, U.S. Senator (1822 - 1891)

Frederick Adolphus Sawyer (December 12, 1822 – July 31, 1891) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Bolton, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools, graduated from Har...

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James H. Hammond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1807 - 1864)

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was a politician from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Caro...

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Andrew Butler, U.S. Senator (1796 - 1857)

Andrew Pickens Butler (November 18, 1796 – May 25, 1857) was a United States Senator and one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Biography Butler was a son of William Butler (17...

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George McDuffie, Governor, US Senator (1790 - 1851)

George McDuffie (August 10, 1790 – March 11, 1851) was the 55th Governor of South Carolina and a member of the United States Senate. Born of modest means in Columbia County, Georgia, McDuf...

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William Harper, U.S. Senator (1790 - 1847)

) William Joseph Harper (January 17, 1790 – October 10, 1847) was a jurist, politician, and social and political theorist from South Carolina. Political career Born in Antigua and part...

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John Gaillard, U.S. Senator (1765 - 1826)

John Gaillard (September 5, 1765 – February 26, 1826) was a U.S. Senator from South Carolina. Gaillard was born in St. Stephen's district, South Carolina on September 5, 1765. He was of Hu...

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Gen Wade Hampton III (CSA), US Senator, Governor (1818 - 1902)

• Hampton was one of only three Southern officers to achieve the rank of Lieutenant General in the Confederate States Army without any military training. • Hampton was defeated in the 1...

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William C. Preston, U.S. Senator (1794 - 1860)

William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794 – May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United States and a member of the Nullifier, and later Whig Parties. He was also the cousin of William Ballar...

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Stephen Decatur Miller, Governor, U.S. Senator (1787 - 1838)

Stephen Decatur Miller (May 8, 1787 – March 8, 1838) was an American politician, who served as the 52nd Governor of South Carolina from 1828 to 1830. He represented South Carolina as a U.S. Re...

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John Ewing Colhoun, U.S. Senator MP (1749 - 1802)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A018302 John Ewing Colhoun (1749 – October 26, 1802) was a United States Senator and lawyer ...

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Ralph Izard, U.S. Senator (c.1742 - 1804)

Ralph Izard (January 23, 1741 / 1742 – May 30, 1804) was a U.S. politician. He served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1794. Early life Izard was born at "The Elms" ...

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Benjamin R. Tillman ("Pitchfork Ben"), Governor, U.S. Senator (1847 - 1918)

Benjamin Ryan Tillman (August 11, 1847 – July 3, 1918) was an American politician who served as the 84th Governor of South Carolina, from 1890 to 1894, and as a United States Senator, from 189...

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Gen. Matthew C. Butler (CSA) (USA), US Senator (1836 - 1909)

Matthew Calbraith Butler (March 8, 1836 – April 14, 1909) was an American military commander and politician from South Carolina. He served as a major general in the Confederate States Army dur...

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Gen. James Chesnut, Jr. (CSA), U.S. Senator (1815 - 1885)

James Chesnut, Jr. (January 18, 1815 – February 1, 1885) of Camden, South Carolina, was a planter, lawyer, United States Senator, a signatory of the Constitution of the Confederate States of Ame...

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Arthur P. Hayne, U.S. Senator (1788 - 1867)

Arthur Peronneau Hayne (March 12, 1788 – January 7, 1867) was a United States Senator from South Carolina who belonged to the Democratic Party. Biography Born in Charleston, he pursued...

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Robert Barnwell Rhett, U.S. Senator (Southern "Fire-Eater") (1800 - 1876)

Robert Barnwell Rhett, Sr. (December 21, 1800 – September 14, 1876), was a United States secessionist politician from South Carolina. Biography Born Robert Barnwell Smith in Beaufort. His ...

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Robert Barnwell, US & CS Senator (1801 - 1882)

He was born in Beaufort, South Carolina on August 10, 1801 into a prosperous and influential family. His father Robert Barnwell had served in the Continental Congress and the U.S. Congress. This Barnwe...

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Senator Daniel Elliot Huger MP (1779 - 1854)

Daniel Elliott Huger (June 28, 1779 – August 21, 1854) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born on Limerick plantation, Berkeley County (near Charleston, his father was Daniel Huger...

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John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the USA MP (1782 - 1850)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... John Caldwell Calhoun March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a leading politician and political theorist from South Carolina during the first half of the 19t...

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Robert Young Hayne, Governor, U.S. Senator (1791 - 1839)

Robert Young Hayne (November 10, 1791 – September 24, 1839) was an American political leader. Early life Born in St. Pauls Parish, Colleton District, South Carolina, Hayne studied law ...

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Brig. General Thomas Sumter ("The Carolina Gamecock") MP (1734 - 1832)

DAR Ancestor #: A111057 from Thomas Sumter (August 14, 1734 – June 1, 1832) nicknamed the "Carolina Gamecock" (after his house was burned down and he went on a rampage of killing British...

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Charles Pinckney, Governor, U.S. Senator, Signer of the U.S. Constitution (1757 - 1824)

) Charles Pinckney (October 26, 1757 – October 29, 1824) was an American politician who was a signer of the United States Constitution, the 37th Governor of South Carolina, a Senator and a mem...

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Pierce Butler, Signer of the US Constitution MP (1744 - 1822)

Reference: "Wister and Butler Families Papers" at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Both the Wister and Butler families were prominent in Philadelphia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,...

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