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Papers, 1914-2002, 3.75 ft.
Ashmore represented South Carolina's Fourth District (Greenville-Spartanburg) in Congress between 1953 and 1969.
Papers, 1917-1953, 7 ft.
Bryson represented South Carolina's Fourth District (Greenville-Spartanburg) in Congress from 1939 until his death. Prior public service included representation of Greenville County in the South Carolina House, 1921-1924, and Senate, 1929-1932.
Papers, 1978-2001, 34 ft.
Campbell represented South Carolina's Fourth District (Greenville-Spartanburg) in Congress from 1979 to 1986. He was elected governor in 1986, serving two terms. Following his political career, he was president and CEO of the American Council on Life Insurance (ACLI), 1995-2001.
Clyburn, James E. (b.1940)
Currently closed. Sumter native Jim Clyburn (D-SC) has represented South Carolina’s 6th District since 1993 and since 2011 has held the position of Assistant Leader in the House. Previously, he served on the staff of Governor John West (1971-1974) and as South Carolina Commissioner of Human Affairs (1974-1992).
Papers, c. 1968-1998, 117.5 ft
Elected to Congress in 1974, Derrick represented northwestern South Carolina's Third District from 1975 to 1995 and rose to serve as Chief Deputy Majority Whip before retiring from office in 1994.
Papers, 1912-1995, 151 ft.
Dorn represented Greenwood County in the General Assembly, 1939-1942, and, following service in World War II, was elected to Congress, representing northwestern South Carolina's Third District from 1947-1948 and 1951-1974. Dorn was active in the leadership of the South Carolina Democratic Party and served as its chairman, 1980-1984.
Papers, 1920-1938, 7 ft.
Gasque represented South Carolina's Sixth District in Congress, 1923-1938. Gasque also served as Superintendent of Education, Florence County, 1902-1923, and on the Democratic State Executive Committee, 1912-1920.
Graham, Lindsey O. (b. 1955)
Currently closed, the collection documents Graham's representation of the Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2003, and service in the U.S. Senate, beginning in 2003.
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.
Papers, 1926-1984, 5 ft. and 10 scrapbooks
Robert W. Hemphill served South Carolina's Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1957-1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him to a federal district court judgeship in April 1964, and he served in that capacity until his death in 1983.
Papers, 1943-2009, 800 ft.
Hollings served in World War II, practiced as a lawyer, represented Charleston in the South Carolina House, 1949-1954, and served as Lt. Governor of South Carolina, 1955-1959, Governor, 1959-1963, and U.S. Senator, 1966-2005.
Inglis, Robert Durden "Bob" (b. 1959)
Currently closed, the collection documents Inglis' public service as U.S. Representative for South Carolina's Fourth Congressional District, serving from from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 until 2011. The district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg.
Papers, 1914-1965, 182 ft.
Olin D. Johnston served South Carolina as a U. S. Senator from 1945 until his death in 1965. Prior to his election to the Senate, Johnston served two terms as Governor, 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and in the state House of Representatives, 1923-1924 (Anderson County), 1927-1930 (Spartanburg County).
Papers, 1948-1998, 28.75 ft.
James Robert Mann represented Greenville in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1949 to 1953, then became solicitor of the 13th Judicial Circuit. In 1969, Mann was elected to represent the Fourth Congressional District (Greenville-Spartanburg) in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until 1979.
Burnet Rhett Maybank served as Charleston mayor from 1931 to 1938, as Governor of South Carolina from 1939 to 1941, and later as U.S. Senator from 1941 until his death in 1954. The scrapbook covers part of Maybank's term in the Senate.
Papers, 1938-1972, 8.5 ft.
John Lanneau McMillan represented South Carolina's Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives for seventeen consecutive terms between 1939 and 1973. McMillan was called the "Mayor of DC" in recognition of his key role in the management of Washington, D.C., as chairman of the House Committee on the District of Columbia. He served as chair for over twenty years.
Papers, c. 1870-1980, .75 ft.
The McMillans both served South Carolina's First District (Charleston) in the U.S. House of Representatives, he from 1925-1939, and she completing his term after he died, 1939-1940.
Mulvaney, John Michael "Mick" (b. 1967)
Currently closed, the collection documents the career of Mick Mulvaney, who was the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district from 2011 until 2017, when he became the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mulvaney previously served as a member of both the South Carolina House (45th District) from 2007 to 2009, and Senate (16th district - Lancaster and York Counties) from 2009 to 2011. He was the first Republican to represent South Carolina's 5th district since 1883..
Papers, c. 1930-2010, 19 ft.
The collection documents Patterson's service in the South Carolina Senate (Spartanburg County area), 1979-1986, and the U.S. House of Representatives, Fourth District, 1987-1993. Personal Papers reflect her campaigns for office and service outside of public office.
Oral History Transcript
Arthur Ravenel, Jr., served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1953-1958, South Carolina Senate, 1981-1986 & 1997-2005, U.S. Congress, 1987-1995, and Charleston County School Board, 2007-2010.
Rice, Hugh Thompson, Jr. (b. 1957)
Currently closed. Tom Rice (R-SC) has represented South Carolina’s 7th District since its creation in 2013. He holds both his MA and law degree from the University of South Carolina. Prior to his entry into politics, Rice specialized in tax law.
Papers, 1932-1974, 10 ft.
James Prioleau "Dick" Richards represented South Carolina's Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1933 until his retirement following the 1956 session. He served on the Foreign Affairs committee throughout his Congressional career and became expert in the subject. Richards served as Special Assistant to President Eisenhower for the Middle East from January 1957 to January 1958.
Papers, 1929-1998, 23.75 ft.
Russell began his career during World War II at the federal Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion before following director James F. Byrnes to the State Department. He went on to serve as president of the University of South Carolina; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-1965; U.S. Senator, 1965-1966; and a federal district and appellate court judge, 1967-1998.
Sanford, Marshall C. "Mark" Jr. (b. 1960)
Currently closed, the collection documents Sanford's three terms representing the 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001, as well as his 1994 campaign for Congress, his 2002 campaign for Governor of South Carolina, and his two terms as Governor. Additional material will document Sanford's second stint in Congress, 2013-present.
Papers, c. 1928-2001, 75 ft.
Spence served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Lexington County), 1957-1962, when he announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and would run for Congress as a Republican, making him the first notable office holder in SC to switch parties. He went on to represent South Carolina's Second District in Congress from 1971 until his death in 2001.
Spratt, John M., Jr. (b. 1942)
Currently closed, this collection ably documents Spratt's service as Representative for South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District, serving from 1983 until 2011.
Tallon, Robert M. "Robin" (b. 1946)
Currently closed, the collection chiefly documents Tallon's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Sixth District, 1983-1992.