Charles L. Appleby, Jr. Papers
Appleby’s papers, though a small collection, provide valuable insights into the grass roots activism that makes involvement in politics such a rich and rewarding activity. Included are meeting and convention agendas for county, district, state and national meetings and conventions, ballots for district delegates to national conventions, and correspondence with figures including Carroll Campbell and Strom Thurmond.
Of particular interest is a “District Analysis, c. 1980, for S.C. House District 63, Florence County, and former U.S. Congressman Ed Young’s chances to win that seat; a state party directory, c.1981; 1996 records documenting his support for Bob Dole’s presidential campaign; and materials from the 2004 National Convention.
Clippings include columns written by Appleby during the 2000 Republican National Convention.
- c. 1980-2004
- Appleby, Charles L., 1923-2021 (Person)
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Charles L. Appleby, Jr. spent the bulk of his working life as a manufacturer's representative with the Giant Portland Cement Company of Florence, South Carolina, but he may be best remembered for his role in developing the Republican Party in South Carolina and his dedication to the community of Florence. He served as chair of the 6th District Republican Party from c. 1980 to c. 1991 and was a delegate to the 1984, 1988, 2000, and 2004 Republican National Conventions.
Charles L. Appleby, Jr. (1923-2021) spent the bulk of his working life as a manufacturer’s representative with the Giant Portland Cement Company of Florence, South Carolina, but he may be best remembered for his role in developing the Republican Party in South Carolina and his dedication to the community of Florence.
Appleby was born on April 6, 1923 in St. George, S.C., attended the University of South Carolina, and served in the Navy during World War II. He married Betty Lundy and they had two children, a son Charles and daughter Jean Appleby Johnson.
He served as chair of the 6th District Republican Party from c.1980 to 1991[?] and was a delegate to the 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2004 Republican National Conventions.
Appleby served on the Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, 1978 to 1982, the Florence Housing Authority, 1980 to 1990, chair, 1989 to 1990, National Advisory Council of Small Business Administration, 1980 to 1987 and 1990 to 1991, S.C. Aeronautics Commission, 1987 to 1991, and the S.C. Board of Pharmacy. He received awards and honors including, in 1999, the Order of the Palmetto.
Appleby retired from the Giant Portland Cement Co. in March, 1990, after thirty-one years working for the wholesale cement company as a manufacturer’s representative. He was active in the Methodist Church, Big Brothers, the Florence Housing Authority, State Home Builders Association, the Lions Club, Boy Scouts, and Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 2002 he began service on the MUSC Board of Trustees as a lay representative from Congressional District 6.
Mr. Appleby passed away on November 2, 2021, at the age of 98.
Donated by Charles L. Appleby, III, and Jean Appleby Johnson.
Copyright of the Charles L. Appleby, Jr. Papers has been transferred to the University of South Carolina.
Processed by Herbert J. Hartsook, 2009.
Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository
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University of South Carolina
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