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Our collections include records of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government.

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Johnston, Olin Dewitt Talmadge (1896-1965)

Papers, 1914-1965, 182 ft.
Olin D. Johnston served South Carolina as a U. S. Senator from 1945 until his death in 1965. Prior to his election to the Senate, Johnston served two terms as Governor, 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and in the state House of Representatives, 1923-1924 (Anderson County), 1927-1930 (Spartanburg County).