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Carroll Ashmore Campbell, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-CAC
Abstract In 1970 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr, was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he represented Greenville County until 1974, when he ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor. He was elected to the state Senate in 1976. In 1978 he won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving South Carolina's Fourth District (Greenville-Spartanburg). He served four terms in Congress before returning to South Carolina in 1986 to seek the state's highest office, which he won to...
Dates: 1978 - 2015; Majority of material found within Bulk dates, 1987 - 2001

Charles D. Ravenel Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-CDR
Abstract In 1974, Charles D. Ravenel, a political newcomer, became the Democratic Party's nominee for governor, but a dispute over residency qualifications kept him off the general election ballot. Campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 1978 and for Congress in 1980 were also unsuccessful. However, Ravenel's innovative style and charismatic manner reinvigorated the political system, and his method of using the media as a campaign tool was a first for South Carolina and changed politics within the state.
Dates: 1973 - 1996

Edward Patterson “Ted” Riley Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-EPR
Abstract Ted Riley served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina, 1933-1952, with an interlude of service in the Navy during World War II. In 1953, he became the Greenville County Attorney. Always active in Democratic Party politics, Riley chaired the Greenville County Democratic Party Executive Committee, 1954-1955, and the South Carolina Democratic Party for two terms, 1960-1964. Riley played an important role in John F. Kennedy's 1960 Presidential election. Riley...
Dates: 1923-1979

Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-ODJ
Abstract Olin D. Johnston served South Carolina as a U. S. Senator from 1945 until his death in 1965. At that time he was ninth in seniority in the Senate, and renowned as a champion of the common man. Prior to his election to the Senate, Johnston served two terms as Governor, 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and in the state House of Representatives, 1923-1924 (Anderson County), 1927-1930 (Spartanburg County). Through his long career in public service, Johnston was the friend and advocate of the farmer and...
Dates: 1914 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1965

Robert E. McNair Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-REM
Abstract Robert Evander McNair represented Allendale County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1951 until his election as Lieutenant Governor in 1962. He served under Governor Donald Russell until 1965, when the death of U.S. Senator Olin Johnston left a vacancy in South Carolina's congressional delegation. McNair succeeded Russell as governor and appointed Russell to serve in the senate until such time as a special election could be held. McNair was elected to a full term as governor...
Dates: 1953 - 2010

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