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Ashmore, Robert T. (1904-1989)
Papers, 1914-2002, 3.75 ft.
Robert Ashmore represented South Carolina's Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 to January 1969. Prior to his Congressional career, he served as Solicitor for the Greenville County Court, 1930-1934, and the 13th Circuit Court of South Carolina, 1936-1953. He also was involved, 1970-1985, with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, a voluntary organization of local governments in Upstate South Carolina counties.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 7 pages)
The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, speeches, and clippings from his time as Congressman. Also included are records of his campaigns for office, 1935-1970, and work with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985.
Oral History Transcript (pdf, 14 pages)
Interviewed in 1989 just prior to his eighty-fifth birthday, Ashmore reflects on his life, achievements, and values. This interview was conducted by his great-nephew, Greenville Middle School eighth-grader Robbie Eskew, for a school history project.