Political Leadership

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

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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...
Hunter, John | South Carolina Public Radio
Hunter, John | South Carolina Public Radio

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"H" is for Hunter, John (d. 1802). Congressman, U.S. senator. Little is known about Hunter’s early life. He owned considerable real estate in Pendleton District. In 1785, he was elected to the General...
Colleton, Sir John | South Carolina Public Radio
Colleton, Sir John | South Carolina Public Radio

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"C" is for Colleton, Sir John (1608-1666). Proprietor. Colleton was a soldier and courtier of King Charles I and spent more than, £40,000 of his own money to support the king during the English Civil...
Colhoun, John Ewing | South Carolina Public Radio
Colhoun, John Ewing | South Carolina Public Radio

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"C" is for Colhoun, John Ewing (ca. 1749-1802). U.S. senator. Born in Virginia, Colhoun moved with his family to Long Canes (present-day Abbeville County). He graduated from Princeton in 1774. During...
A. Michael's Story, Part 3 | Open Line
A. Michael's Story, Part 3 | Open Line

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After being a student at St. Joseph’s Institute For The Deaf for four years, Michael Tecklenburg was taken into the care of the Speer family, while attending Chaminade Preparatory College. It was...
A. Michael's Story, Part 4 | Open Line
A. Michael's Story, Part 4 | Open Line

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Doctors and hospitals are now much more aware of early detection for deafness, compared to when Michael was growing up. After graduating from Chaminade Preparatory College, Michael is now enrolled in...
B. Michael's Progress, Part 2 - Education
B. Michael's Progress, Part 2 - Education

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Here at the St. Joseph School for the Deaf, students are not taught sign language. Expectations for students, including Michael during his time, are very high at St. Joseph’s, and instead are taught...