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The Governor Thomas Gordon McLeod and First Lady Elizabeth Alford McLeod Research Fellowship Endowment

Governor Thomas G. McLeod

Established in 2001, The Governor Thomas Gordon McLeod and First Lady Elizabeth Alford McLeod Research Fellowship Endowment will provide support for a research fellowship at the South Caroliniana Library to encourage the study of post-Civil War politics, government, and society, with an emphasis on South Carolina history. This Endowment was established by the family of Governor and Mrs. McLeod in recognition of their contributions to the Palmetto State.

Thomas Gordon McLeod

Governor McLeod at his desk

"South Carolina will remember Tom McLeod, whose administration spanned the trying years 1923-27, as one of the state's most progressive and withal practically useful governors. He gave to education and highways much more than lip-service, but it was in fiscal legislation that he best illustrated his prescience and courage." So wrote the editor of The State newspaper in a December 1932 statement honoring the memory of the former chief executive. During his first term as Governor in 1924, the South Carolina General Assembly passed the "6-0-1" Act, under which the state would pay a school's operating expenses for six months if the county would pay for one month, historic legislation that would fund South Carolina public schools in the twentieth century.

Governor McLeod and his family

The details of the gift of the Thomas Gordon McLeod and Elizabeth Alford McLeod Papers - 1845-2001, can be found in the University of South Caroliniana Society's Annual Report for 2002.

Visit the The Governor Thomas Gordon McLeod and First Lady Elizabeth Alford McLeod Research Fellowship for more information and application instructions.

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Updated 9/12/2017