Memories of Politics Past

This week, Statehouse Report asked, “Who’s on the stump?”


And the answer is…

William Jennings Bryan Dorn was a spell binding speaker. In 1938, at the young age of twenty-two, Dorn was elected to the South Carolina House. Two years later he won election to the state Senate. He represented Carolina’s Third District in the United States Congress for thirteen terms between 1948 and 1974. During an era known for stump speeches and political rallies built around barbeque and catfish stew, Dorn knew you had captured your audience if you could make the man stirring the pot put up his ladle.


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Photo with caption originally appeared in the April 9, 2010 issue of the Statehouse Report.

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