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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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Hare, Butler Black (1875-1967)

Papers, 1900-1966, 1 ft.
Butler Hare served South Carolina's Second District, 1925-1933, and Third District, 1939-1947, in the U.S. House of Representatives.  As chairman of the House Insular Affairs Committee, 1931-1933, he authored the Philippine Independence Act, which began the process of granting independence to the Philippines, a United States possession since 1898.