Political Leadership

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

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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...
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 2 | Profile
L. Marion Gressette - Senator, Part 2 | Profile

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Senators James Waddell and Rembert Dennis, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Stevenson, and Governor Richard Riley speak at the ceremony for the new State Senate office building, named in L. Marion Gressette...
Brown, Edgar Allan | South Carolina Public Radio
Brown, Edgar Allan | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Brown, Edgar Allan (1888-1975). Legislator. At the age of sixteen, Brown learned shorthand and became a stenographer. In 1910, he passed the state bar exam. He represented Barnwell County...
Bull, Stephen | South Carolina Public Radio
Bull, Stephen | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Bull, Stephen (d. 1800). Soldier, legislator. Descended from one of the first families of South Carolina, Stephen Bull was the nephew of Lieutenant Governor William Bull, Jr. Bull...
Burke, Aedanus | South Carolina Public Radio
Burke, Aedanus | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802). Jurist, congressman. A native of Ireland, Burke arrived in South Carolina in 1775 and served in the militia during the Revolution. In 1780 he was elected a judge...