Gov. James Edwards

Host Jim Welch spotlights the election campaign of Governor James B. Edwards in this episode of Profile. Gov. Edwards was the first republican elected to South Carolina’s governor seat since Reconstruction. Edwards’ inauguration was on January 15, 1975. 

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James Edwards - Governor, Part 1 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 1 | Profile

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In this first segment of Profile, James Edwards is on the campaign trail, before the summer primary election in 1974. Edwards would face several challenges during this campaign, like less time to...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 2 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 2 | Profile

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At a local news conference prior to the election, James Edwards expressed cautious optimism about the election. The voter turnout on Election Day was heavier than expected, and Edwards won the...
James Edwards - Governor, Part 3 | Profile
James Edwards - Governor, Part 3 | Profile

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Governor Edwards established his own dental practice in Charleston County in 1960. Edwards gets a feeling of satisfaction by helping people, and this passion for helping others carried over into his...