Former South Carolina Governors

Former S.C. governors from the colonial era, to the 21st century can be found here!

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James Edwards - Governor, Part 1 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 1 | Profile

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In this first segment of Profile, James Edwards is on the campaign trail, before the summer primary election in 1974. Edwards would face several challenges during this campaign, like less time to...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 3 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 3 | Profile

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Governor Edwards established his own dental practice in Charleston County in 1960. Edwards gets a feeling of satisfaction by helping people, and this passion for helping others carried over into his...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 2 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 2 | Profile

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At a local news conference prior to the election, James Edwards expressed cautious optimism about the election. The voter turnout on Election Day was heavier than expected, and Edwards won the...
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings - Senator, Part 1 | Profile
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings - Senator, Part 1 | Profile

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The first segment chronicles Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings’ early life, education, and rise to political power. Hollings graduated from The Citadel in 1942, and served for thirty three months in the U.S...
Broughton, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio
Broughton, Thomas | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Broughton, Thomas (d.1737). Legislator, lieutenant governor. By the 1690s, Broughton had immigrated to South Carolina from the West Indies. He quickly became involved in the Indian trade...
Butler, Pierce Mason | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Pierce Mason | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Pierce Mason (1798-1847). Soldier, governor. A native of Edgefield District, Butler graduated from the South Carolina College. From 1819-1829, he was an officer in the United States...
Bull, William | South Carolina Public Radio
Bull, William | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Bull, William (1683-1755). Planter, lieutenant governor. Bull had a long political career that began in the proprietary era and continued for thirty-five years after South Carolina became a...
Bull, William, II | South Carolina Public Radio
Bull, William, II | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Bull, William, II (1710-1791). Lieutenant governor. Educated in England and the Netherlands, Bull was a member of the Commons House (1736-1749) and, on occasion, its speaker. In 1749, he...