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Abstract Elected to Congress in 1974, Butler Carson Derrick represented South Carolina's Third District from 1975 to 1995 and rose to serve as Chief Deputy Majority Whip before retiring from office. At the time of his retirement, Derrick was considered one of the ten most influential members of Congress. Seen by his party and others in Congress as a bridge between liberals and conservatives, Derrick was elected in 1986 to serve as a regional representative to the Democratic Steering and Policy...
Abstract This large collection primarily documents Floyd Davidson Spence's tenure serving South Carolina's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971-2001, where he chaired the Committee on National Security, later renamed the Committee on Armed Services (1995-2000). Spence served in the S.C. House of Representatives (Lexington County) from 1957-1962, when he announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and would run for Congress as a Republican, making him the first notable office...
Scope and Contents Public Papers chiefly relate to Blatt’s role as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Barnwell County, 1933-1986, and as Speaker, 1935-1946 and 1951-1973. The series includes general files, a “political file”, recommendations, and topical files. The political file subseries describes a discreet set of papers from 1963-1964 that document a range of political activities, including constituent service, correspondence with other public officials around the state, and other...
- Subject: Savannah River Site (S.C.) X