Campbell, Carroll A., Jr. (1940-2005)
Papers, 1978-2001, 34 ft.
In 1970 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr, was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he represented Greenville County until 1974, when he ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor. He was elected to the state Senate in 1976. In 1978 he won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving South Carolina's Fourth District (Greenville-Spartanburg). He served four terms in Congress before returning to South Carolina in 1986 to seek the state's highest office, which he won to become only the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve as Governor of South Carolina (1987-1995).
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 36 pages)
The bulk of the collection consists of Campbell's speeches, clippings, audiovisual materials, and some topical files from his terms as Governor of South Carolina and as President and CEO of the American Council on Life Insurance (ACLI), 1995-2001. These activities include his work in the National Governors Association and the Republican Party, his education and tax reform efforts as a member of several national policy groups, and his campaigns for public office.
Related Oral History Transcript (pdf, 27 pages)
Mrs. Iris Campbell, wife of former governor Carroll Campbell, and their son Mike, discuss life in the Mansion from 1987 to 1995.
Gubernatorial Records (S.C. Department of Archives & History)
Carroll Campbell Papers (Clemson University Special Collections)