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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Hugh McColl | S.C. Hall of Fame
Hugh McColl | S.C. Hall of Fame

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At the age of fourteen, Hugh Leon McColl Jr. learned double entry book-keeping while working at his father's cotton company. This skill would prepare him for a career in banking and would lead McColl...
James F. Byrnes | S.C. Hall of Fame
James F. Byrnes | S.C. Hall of Fame

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James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) was born in Charleston and served in all three branches of the federal government. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1911–25) and in the Senate (1931–41)...
James Lide Coker | S.C. Hall of Fame
James Lide Coker | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Born January 3, 1837, in Society Hill, James Lide Coker was a farmer, soldier, businessman, merchant, banker, railroad man, and industrialist. He was a planter in Hartsville until the Civil War began...
James Louis Petigru | S.C. Hall of Fame
James Louis Petigru | S.C. Hall of Fame

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James Louis Petigru (1789-1863) was a lawyer, jurist, and Unionist politician known for his famous quote “South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.” Petigru was...
James Marion Sims | S.C. Hall of Fame
James Marion Sims | S.C. Hall of Fame

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James Marion Sims (1813-1883) was a medical doctor and surgeon who became known as the “Father of Modern Gynecology.” Sims was born in Lancaster, South Carolina, and practiced in Montgomery, Alabama...
Jasper Johns | S.C. Hall of Fame
Jasper Johns | S.C. Hall of Fame

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A glimpse into the life of ground-breaking artist Jasper Johns, tracing the origins of his highly stylistic work and the birth of an art movement.
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Joel Roberts Poinsett wore many hats in his lifetime, but is mostly known for bringing the Poinsettia Christmas Flower to the United States. He has been labeled Diplomat, Botanist and Statesman.
John C. Calhoun | S.C. Hall of Fame
John C. Calhoun | S.C. Hall of Fame

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5-minute biography of the life of American politician and political theorist, John C. Calhoun. Through the use of archival material, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations, this program...
John McKissick  | S.C. Hall of Fame
John McKissick | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country only dream about. As of 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. McKissick now...
John R. Heller  | S.C. Hall of Fame
John R. Heller | S.C. Hall of Fame

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John Roderick Heller was born in Fair Play, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Clemson College and Emory University Medical School. In 1943, Dr. Heller was appointed chief of the U.S. Public Health...