Political Leadership

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

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Rainey, Joseph | South Carolina Public Radio
Rainey, Joseph | South Carolina Public Radio

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“R” is for Rainey, Joseph Hayne [1832-1887]. Congressman. Rainey was born a slave, but his father—a barber—was able to purchase his family's freedom. During the Civil War, he was forced to serve as a...
Wilson, John Lyde | South Carolina Public Radio
Wilson, John Lyde | South Carolina Public Radio

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“W” is for Wilson, John Lyde [1784-1849]. Governor. From 1806 to 1822 Wilson served in both the South Carolina House and Senate. Elected governor in 1822, he proved to be an ardent advocate of states’...