South Carolina Hall of Fame

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The S.C. Hall of Fame was founded in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1973 to recognize and honor contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina's heritage, history and progress.

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Bernard Baruch | S.C. Hall of Fame
Bernard Baruch | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Bernard Mannes Baruch was by all accounts one of the most famous and influential Americans of his era -- and certainly one of the wealthiest. Born in South Carolina in 1870, Baruch was a governor of...
Bobby Richardson | S.C. Hall of Fame
Bobby Richardson | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Bobby Richardson, native of Sumter, South Carolina, played second base for the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1966. He won the Gold Glove Award five times and was selected to the American League All...
Cale Yarborough | S.C. Hall of Fame
Cale Yarborough | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Cale Yarborough was born in 1939 and grew up on a farm in Sardis, South Carolina. He entered his first NASCAR race in 1957 and won the Darlington 500 in 1968. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times...
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin | S.C. Hall of Fame
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Joseph Louis Bernardin was born in 1928 in Columbia, South Carolina, where there were not many Catholics. He was the son of Italian immigrants, with a younger sister Elaine. He was baptized and...
Carlisle Floyd | S.C. Hall of Fame
Carlisle Floyd | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Carlisle Floyd is one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States. Born in Latta, South Carolina in 1926, Floyd earned degrees in piano and composition at Syracuse...
Charles Bolden | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Bolden | S.C. Hall of Fame

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One of three astronauts inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four space shuttle missions while an astronaut, and in 2009 was appointed by President Obama to be...
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame

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5-minute historical visualization of the biography of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who is an example of the enormous contribution South Carolinians made to the formation of the government of the United...
Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke...
Charles Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Pinckney | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Statesman Charles Pinckney's beliefs helped forge the United States Constitution. Fluent in five languages, yet educated and reared entirely on South Carolina soil, this man was elected four times to...
Charles Townes | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Townes | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Charles H. Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, July 28, 1915, and grew up on a farm. Townes studied at Furman and Duke Universities, then headed west to Cal Tech. After getting his Ph.D...