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Gregory D. Shorey Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-GDS
Abstract Businessman Greg Shorey became a leading force in developing the Republican Party in South Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1952, Shorey became an active leader of South Carolinians for Eisenhower in Greenville County. He worked again in support of Eisenhower in 1956, and was a leading figure in Barry Goldwater's 1960 and 1964 presidential campaigns. He served as Chair of the Party from 1958 to 1961, has been active at the local, state, and national levels, and continues to be an active...
Dates: 1948-2009

J. Drake Edens, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-JDE
Abstract J. Drake Edens is recognized by many as the father of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina. He campaigned for Charles E. Boineau, Jr., William D. Workman, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Albert Watson, and Richard Nixon. He served as chair of the Republican Party of South Carolina, 1963-1965, and Republican National Committeeman for South Carolina, 1965-1972.
Dates: 1943 - 1982

Joseph O. Rogers, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: SCU-SCPC-JOR
Abstract Joseph O. Rogers was the first gubernatorial candidate of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina. Elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives as a Democrat for Clarendon County, he served six consecutive terms, 1955-1967. Rogers gradually became discouraged with what he viewed as a lack of resolve on the part of South Carolina Democrats to resist federal encroachment into the affairs of state government. On March 7, 1966, Rogers formally announced that he was switching to the...
Dates: 1942-1999

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