Hollings, Rita L. (Rita Liddy "Peatsy")
- Existence: 1935 - 2012
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Ernest F. Hollings Papers
Overview Hollings served in WWII, represented Charleston in the S.C. House, 1949-1954, and served as Lt. Governor and Governor, 1955-1963, and U.S. Senator, 1966-2005. In the House, he supported anti-lynching legislation, a sales tax for education, an increase in teacher salaries, and unemployment compensation reform. He went after industrial interests as Lt. Governor and built on this success as Governor. He worked to improve the state's educational system at all levels, develop industry, and...