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Zeigler, Eugene N. "Nick," Jr. (1921-2012)

Papers, 1921-2000, 32.25 ft.

Eugene Noel "Nick" Zeigler, Jr., personified the concept of the Renaissance man. He melded careers and interests as an attorney, public servant, naval officer, educator, playwright, gardener, scholar, spouse, and parent. More importantly, he achieved recognition and success in each of these areas. Zeigler had a distinguished legal career; during the sixties and seventies, his name was frequently mentioned whenever a vacancy occurred in South Carolina's Federal judiciary. His public service began with his election to serve Florence County in the South Carolina House in 1960. In 1966, he was elected to the state Senate, where he served until November of 1972. Zeigler was a candidate in the 1974 Democratic primary for Governor.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 23 pages)
The collection documents Zeigler's life and interests and is particularly valuable in providing insight into the development of Florence's cultural institutions. The papers also include campaign files and legislative files from Zeigler's career in the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1961-1962, and the South Carolina Senate, 1967-1972.

When Conscience and Power Meet: A Memoir (USC Press page for Zeigler's memoir)