Legislators -- United States.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Alex Harvin served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties) from 1977 to 2005. He was Majority Whip, 1979 to 1982, and Majority Leader, 1982 to 1986. Harvin was active in party politics, serving as vice chairman of the SC Democratic Party from 1976 to 1978 and chairman of the Clarendon County Democratic Party from 1979 until his death. In 1984, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Dates: 1968 - 2010
Abstract Charles H. Wickenberg, Jr. enjoyed a distinguished forty-year career as a journalist, chiefly with The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. He served in the Marine Corps in both World War II and the Korean War, and subsequently as Gov. George Bell Timmerman's Executive Secretary from 1955 to 1958. In 1970, Wickenberg and 59 other journalists accompanied H. Ross Perot to Vietnam in his effort to negotiate for the release of American POWs. The collection also contains papers concerning the...
Dates: c. 1835-2004
Scope and Contents Nineteen feet of material, chiefly 1979 to 1992, provides valuable information about Patterson’s public service in South Carolina and Washington, D.C. Public papers primarily document Patterson’s service in the General Assembly and Congress. Personal papers, which make up the bulk of the collection, include material on her campaigns for office, family, civic involvement, and education.Among the Public papers, Topical files demonstrate the range of issues Patterson was involved in...
Dates: circa 1930-2016
Abstract Heyward Elliott McDonald served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1963 until 1984. His supporters regarded him as an honest politician with a heart for his community, unafraid to take a stand even when it wasn't popular. His service in the House representing Richland County spanned from 1963 to 1966. This term was followed by election to the Richland County school board, where he served from 1968 to 1970. He then served in the S.C. Senate representing Richland, Fairfield and Chester...
Dates: 1962-2000, 2005
Abstract James Madison Waddell, Jr., represented Beaufort and Jasper Counties as a Democrat in the South Carolina General Assembly for over thirty-five years. He was particularly interested in coastal conservation issues, and was founder and chairman of the South Carolina Coastal Council (now the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management). In 1992 he resigned from the Senate to serve as an appointee of Governor Carroll Campbell on the state Tax Commission
Dates: 1887-1918, 1935-2004
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...
Dates: c. 1840s, c. 1857, 1905, 1924, 1938-2004
Abstract John Drummond represented the Greenwood area in the South Carolina Senate for more than forty years, including service as president pro tempore, before retiring in 2008. These papers contain material relating to this public service career and also include material on Drummond's stint as a World War II fighter pilot and his reunions with other veterans from his air group.
Dates: 1944 - 2016
Collection Description The Ashmore collection consists of 3.75 ft. of material, chiefly correspondence, speeches, and clippings of United States Congressman Robert T. Ashmore (1904-1989). Ashmore represented South Carolina’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives between 1953 and 1969. Also included are records of his campaigns for office, 1935-1970, and work with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985.General correspondence includes both personal and public...
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...
Dates: 1916-1921, 1933-2016