Legacy of Leadership

Grades 6-12

Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina (now known as Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina) and The State newspaper established the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1985. The criteria for selection include a demonstration of business excellence, courageous thinking and acting, inspired leadership, and community mindedness. Since its inception, 63 laureates have been celebrated. This collection features profiles and interviews on these leaders. Biographies by Bert Lunan.  Sketches by Charley Adams.

Elizabeth Timothy | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Elizabeth Timothy | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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Elizabeth Timothy ( - 1757) Elizabeth Timothy is recognized as America's first female newspaper editor and publisher and one of the world's first female journalists. She performed these roles with...
Charles S. Way | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Charles S. Way | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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Charles S. Way (Born December 18, 1937) It usually takes a hurricane or some other force of nature to change the face of a city, but if a single individual can accomplish such a feat, then surely...
William Barnet | Legacy of Leadership
William Barnet | Legacy of Leadership

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William Barnet III (Born August 2, 1942) From loading trucks to leading a now 106-year-old family business to serving the South Carolina public, both as a volunteer and an elected official, William...
Joseph T. Newton | Legacy of Leadership
Joseph T. Newton | Legacy of Leadership

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Joseph Turner Newton (1912 - 1997) To find a word or phrase that best describes Joseph T. Newton, Jr. is nearly impossible. He is praised for his initiative, leadership, compassion and integrity. But...
J. Roy Pennell | Legacy of Leadership
J. Roy Pennell | Legacy of Leadership

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J. Roy Pennell (1888–1971) James Roy Pennell’s road to success was literally of his own making. He built many of the roads and bridges he traveled on and even manufactured many of the materials from...
David Robert Coker | Legacy of Leadership Profile
David Robert Coker | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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David Robert Coker (1870-1938) David Robert Coker loved the land and the people who toiled for its bounty. The son of Major James Lide Coker, David Coker was born on November 20, 1870 in Hartsville...
David S. Lewis | Legacy of Leadership Profile
David S. Lewis | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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David Sloan Lewis (1917 - 2003) As a boy growing up in Charleston, David Lewis was fascinated by aviation. He read everything he could find about the World War I fighter planes and their romantic...
Charles J. Bradshaw | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Charles J. Bradshaw | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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Charles J. Bradshaw (Born July 15, 1936) History will write that Charles Bradshaw was destined for success and good fortune. However, the state of South Carolina will forever be thankful for a bit of...