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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Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | S.C. Hall of Fame
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1922. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and served as an artillery officer in World War Two. After the war, he was elected to the...
Evelyn Wright | SC Hall of Fame
Evelyn Wright | SC Hall of Fame

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Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born April 3, 1872 in Talbotton, Georgia. While being educated, she learned about Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute and Booker T. Washington. In 1888, Wright...
Francis Marion | S.C. Hall of Fame
Francis Marion | S.C. Hall of Fame

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A historical visualization of Francis Marion's partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina featuring the artwork of Illustrator James H. Palmer, Jr., combined with interviews...
General Jacob Edward Smart | S.C. Hall of Fame
General Jacob Edward Smart | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Jacob E. Smart served with the legendary General "Hap" Arnold in World War II, planning the daring bombing raid "Operation Tidal Wave". During the Cold War General Smart became an important leader in...
Governor James Burrows Edwards | S.C. Hall of Fame
Governor James Burrows Edwards | S.C. Hall of Fame

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James Burrows Edwards was born in Hawthorne, Florida, and was an officer in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II. Edwards received a bachelor's degree in 1950 at the College of Charleston. He...
Governor John C. West | S.C. Hall of Fame
Governor John C. West | S.C. Hall of Fame

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John Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Governor West died on March 21, 2004.
Governor Richard W. Riley | S.C. Hall of Fame
Governor Richard W. Riley | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Richard W. Riley was born January 2, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and Senate from 1963 to 1977 and was elected Governor of South...
Governor Robert E. McNair | S.C. Hall of Fame
Governor Robert E. McNair | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Robert E. McNair was Governor of South Carolina from 1965 to 1971. He led efforts in economic development, education, and civil rights. McNair was considered as a Democratic candidate for Vice...