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Crocker, Virginia Leaman "Ginger" (b. 1951)

Currently closed.  Virginia Leaman "Ginger" Crocker represented Laurens County in the S.C. House from 1978 to 1984.  After leaving the House, she worked as Workers' Compensation Commissioner, 1984-1992.  In 1996 she was named Executive Director of the (S.C.) House Democratic Caucus where she worked with then Caucus Leader Jim Hodges, who, as governor, appointed Crocker to his staff as Director of Intergovernmental and Community Relations.  Since 2007, she has served the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission as its Judicial Director.  Crocker has worked for Presbyterian College and on a variety of political campaigns and served on several boards.

Democratic Party of South Carolina

Papers, 1924-2008, 85 ft.
The records of the Democratic Party of South Carolina document its efforts at the local, state, and national levels.

Democratic Women's Council of South Carolina

Papers, c. 1967-1989, 1 ft.
Affiliated with the Democratic Party of South Carolina, this organization works for the election of Party candidates; initiates and carries out programs and projects on behalf of the Party and its candidates; and encourages women to become involved in the Democratic Party at all levels.

Dorn, William Jennings Bryan (1916-2005)

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.

Ferillo, Charles T. "Bud" (b. 1945)

Papers, 1950-2016, 1.5 ft.
Ferillo was a key staff member to South Carolina State Senator Isadore Lourie, Speaker Rex Carter, and Lieutenant Governor Mike Daniel in the 1970s and 1980s. He engaged in campaign work beginning in the 1960s, and worked on Charles “Pug” Ravenel’s 1974 campaign for governor, among many others. In 1987, Ferillo founded Ferillo & Associates, Inc., a public relations and advertising firm based in Columbia.

Fowler, Donald L. (b. 1935)

Currently closed, the collection documents Fowler's leadership roles in the Democratic Party of South Carolina, the 1988 Democratic National Convention, and the Democratic National Committee.

Lourie, Isadore E. (1932-2003)

Papers, 1961-2013 (bulk 1961-1994), 23.75 ft.
Isadore Edward Lourie served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1965 until his retirement in 1993 and gained a reputation as the champion of the common man and woman. He represented Richland County in the House, 1965-1973, and in the Senate, 1973-1993.

Moore, Richter H., Jr. (1928-1996)

Papers, 1928, 1937-2003, 1.25 ft.
Richter H. Moore, Jr., an active member of the Democratic Party, belonged to the States Rights Democrats Club and the Young Democratic Club as a student at the University of South Carolina in the late 1940s. He served on the Washington County (TN) Democratic Executive Committee, 1958 to 1972, and was a delegate to numerous state conventions and three national conventions.

Riley, Edward P. "Ted" (1900-1994)

Papers, 1923-1994, 3 ft.
Ted Riley served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of South Carolina, 1933-1952, with an interlude of service in the Navy during World War II. In 1953, he became the Greenville County Attorney. Always active in Democratic Party politics, Riley chaired the Greenville County Democratic Party Executive Committee, 1954-1955, and the South Carolina Democratic Party for two terms, 1960-1964.

Turnipseed, Tom

Currently closed, the collection documents the life and career of the attorney and former S.C. State Senator (1976-1980). Turnipseed has a long history of involvement in state politics: in 1980, he was the Democratic nominee for Congress for the 2nd District; he is formerly a member of the Executive Committee for Lexington County and has been a member of the Executive Committee and Executive Council of the South Carolina Democratic Party; he was the 1998 Democratic nominee for state Attorney General, carrying 26 counties and winning over 46% of the vote.