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Scope and Contents Upon the death of Charlestonian A.J. Clement, Jr. (1908-1986), the city's mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., cited him as a pioneer among black business leaders "during a time of changing attitudes of the white race toward race relations." Riley credited Clement with helping to hasten "this positive change which improved our community." Further declaring that the city had lost one of its most dedicated citizens, the mayor alluded to Clement's many and diverse commitments—"There were no community...
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Abstract Ann Osteen Yarborough Riley served as South Carolina's First Lady from 1979 until 1987. She was known not only for her gracious hospitality and warmth, but for her work toward improving South Carolina's educational system and her active involvement in the Governor's Mansion renovations.
Abstract A native of Hartsville, Saleeby was elected to the S.C. House in 1950 and served there from 1951 to 1959. In 1972 he opposed and defeated powerful incumbent South Carolina state senator "Spot" Mozingo, a legendary figure in South Carolina politics, in a fiercely competed Democratic primary contest and served in the Senate from 1972 until his death. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment during a distinguished career was his role in reforming South Carolina's automobile insurance industry.
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...
Abstract George Bell Timmerman, Jr. served as governor of South Carolina from 1955 to 1959, leading the state during a period of growing racial strife. He served as lieutenant governor under both Strom Thurmond and Jimmy Byrnes, 1947-1955. In 1948, Timmerman was president of the state Democratic Convention and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. On leaving office in 1959, he returned to his Lexington law practice and, in 1967, Timmerman was elected Judge for the 11th Circuit, holding that...
Abstract Isadore Edward Lourie served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1965 until his retirement in 1993 and gained a reputation as the champion of the common man and woman. Lourie was first elected to the South Carolina House with the slogan, "The Man Who Will Stand Up For You." In 1972, he won election to the state Senate. In 1995, Governor David Beasley appointed Lourie to the twenty-two-member South Carolina Commission on Racial Relations.
Abstract John West served his state and nation well as a soldier during World War II, as a member of the South Carolina Senate, 1955 to 1966, as Lieutenant Governor, 1967 to 1971, as Governor, 1971 to 1975, and as United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1977 to 1981. Returning from Saudi Arabia, West practiced law, lectured on government and the Middle East at the University of South Carolina, served as Chairman of the Board of the Seibels Bruce Insurance Company, and engaged in a number of...
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- South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1951- 6
- African American universities and colleges. 1
- African Americans -- Education -- Southern States. 1
- African Americans -- South Carolina. 1
- Alcohol -- Law and legislation. 1
- Automobile insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States. 1
- Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century. 1
- Governors -- South Carolina -- Election. 1
- Jews -- South Carolina. 1
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- Liquor laws -- United States. 1
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- School integration -- United States. 1
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