Memories of Politics Past


The current issue of Statehouse Report included this photo with the challenge:

Not only will you find a former governor in this photo after a South Carolina hunt, but if you look closely enough, you’ll spy the guy who wrote today’s “My Turn” commentary in the second row at the far right.

Here’s our description:

South Carolina Governor Robert E. McNair (standing, third from left) takes a break from the challenges he encountered as the state’s top executive in the tumultuous 1960s. His overarching interest was the advancement of South Carolina in all areas of his responsibility such as education, industrial development, promotion of tourism, and the improvement of the quality of life for all in the state. Many of his challenges were related to the civil rights movement, which he faced resolutely and with a moderate tone, in contrast to the more adamant states’ rights views of most other southern governors. Here, though, he enjoys some down time with his hunting buddies at a cabin in Belmont in 1967.

To find out more about Robert E. McNair, check out his collection or contact us.

Photo and caption originally appeared in the June 4, 2010 issue of Statehouse Report.

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