The famous "Barnwell Ring" of South Carolina. Senator Edgar Brown, left, the state's senior Senator and chairman of the finance committee, and House Speaker Sol Blatt (see Solomon Blatt), both from Barnwell County, discuss the Appropriations Bill during a break at the State House. The two men dominated the state legislature for more than a decade. Printed in the Columbia "Record," May 14, 1986.
Courtesy of "The State" newspaper.