Political Leadership

In this section find South Carolinians who served in leadership roles that helped shape policies and bring change.

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Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 1 | The Big Picture
Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 1 | The Big Picture

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To say that Congressman Jim Clyburn is a driven man is an understatement. Clyburn had been involved in politics, one way or another, ever since his youth. It was during his time as South Carolina...
Butler, Pierce | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Pierce | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Pierce (1744-1822). Soldier, planter, statesman. A native of Ireland, Butler was a major in the British army. In 1766, his regiment was transferred to South Carolina. He sold his...
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...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 1
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 1

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L. Marion Gressette was born in Calhoun County in 1902, near St. Matthews. Sen. Gressette fills many roles, such as a Baptist, Mason, member of Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, a fellow in the American...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 3 | Profile
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 3 | Profile

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In this segment, Jim Welch interviews L. Marion Gressette about his thoughts on the building dedication ceremony, and what Gressette believes were his greatest achievements and disappointments in his...