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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.
The papers of the Republican Party of South Carolina document the Party's activities at the local, state, and national levels. Headquartered in Columbia, the Party's primary purposes are to promote the Party's interests throughout the state, provide campaign assistance to Republican candidates for state and national office, and liaison with the national and local Republican parties.
- Beaufort County (S.C.) 1
- Elections -- Southern states. 1
- Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 20th century. 1
- Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968. 1
- Edens, J. Drake (James Drake), 1925-1982 1
- Edens, Jenny 1
- Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 1
- Republican National Committee (U.S.) 1
- Shorey, Gregory D. 1