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.

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A. Lee M. Wiggins | Legacy of Leadership Profile
A. Lee M. Wiggins | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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A. Lee M. Wiggins (1891–1980) When Lee Wiggins graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1913, he moved to Hartsville to become secretary to David R. Coker, managing partner of J. L. Coker...
Ambrose E. Gonzales | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Ambrose E. Gonzales | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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1857–1926 Ambrose E. Gonzales was not only an illustrious journalist but a businessman who, against tremendous odds, kept afloat and saw flourish The State newspaper, which he and his brother, N. G...
Ben R. Morris | Legacy of Leadership Interview
Ben R. Morris | Legacy of Leadership Interview

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Interview with Ben Rankin Morris whose career was in textiles and newspaper publishing. Ben R. Morris (1922–2005) Ben Morris had spent 22 years working in textiles and textile machinery when he left...
Ben R. Morris | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Ben R. Morris | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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A profile of Ben Rankin Morris. Ben R. Morris (1922–2005) Ben Morris had spent 22 years working in textiles and textile machinery when he left Atlanta for Columbia in 1970 to enter the newspaper...
Bernard M. Baruch | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Bernard M. Baruch | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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1870–1965 Bernard M. Baruch, the "Park Bench Statesman," made his fortune on Wall Street, but his greatest challenge and his greatest satisfaction were his service to his country as an economic...
Buck Mickel | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Buck Mickel | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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Buck Mickel (1925–1998) Buck Mickel, retired chairman of Daniel International Corporation and retired vice chairman and president of Fluor Corporation, was respected as a giant in the Greenville...
Charles E. Daniel | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Charles E. Daniel | Legacy of Leadership Profile

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Charles E. Daniel (1895–1964) Charles E. Daniel, founder of Daniel International Corporation, is credited with not only building many of the industrial plants that located in South Carolina during its...