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Timmerman, George Bell, Jr. (1912-1994)

Papers, c. 1904-1997, 2.5 ft.
George Bell Timmerman, Jr. served as governor of South Carolina from 1955 to 1959, leading the state during a period of growing racial strife. He served as lieutenant governor under both Strom Thurmond and Jimmy Byrnes, 1947-1955. From 1967 until 1984, Timmerman served as Judge for the 11th Circuit; he subsequently served as a special judge, filling in on the Circuit, until his death on Nov. 29, 1994.