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Hemphill, Robert W. (1915-1983)
Papers, 1926-1984, 5 ft. and 10 scrapbooks

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The collection documents Hemphill's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District, 1957-1964, and as Federal District Court Judge, 1964-1983. Also included are records of his campaigns, 1950 and 1956, and personal life away from Congress and the bench.

Littlejohn, C. Bruce (1913-2007)
Papers, 1861 and 1906-2005, 20 ft.

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The collection consists of records, chiefly 1935-1996, documenting Littlejohn's legislative career as member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Spartanburg County), 1936-1943, and Speaker, 1946-1949; his service as resident judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, 1949-1967; his tenure as associate justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, 1967-1984, and Chief Justice, 1984-1985; and political campaigns and writings.

Riley, Edward P. "Ted" (1900-1994)
Papers, 1923-1979, 2.5 ft.

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The collection documents Riley's long involvement with and leadership of the Democratic Parties of Greenville County and South Carolina, the South Carolina Bar Association, and American Legion Post 3 of Greenville.

Rogers, Joseph O., Jr. (1921-1999)
Papers, 1942-1999, 1.25 ft.

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The collection documents Rogers' service in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Clarendon County), 1955-1967; as U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, 1969-1970; his 1966 bid for governor; and his leadership in the Republican Party.

Russell, Donald S. (1906-1998)
Papers, 1929-1998, 23.75 ft.

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The collection documents Russell's service at the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1943-1944, Deputy Director, 1945; Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, 1945-1947; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-1965; and U.S. Senator, 1965-1966. The bulk of these materials concern his Senate service. Personal papers reflect Russell's interests in business, finance, charity, education and Foreign Service.

Timmerman, George Bell, Jr. (1912-1994)
Papers, c. 1904-1997, 2.5 ft.

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The collection consists of personal and public papers relating primarily to Timmerman's service as lieutenant governor of South Carolina under both Strom Thurmond and James Byrnes, 1947-1955, and as governor from 1955 to 1959. A substantial amount of material relating to his judicial career is also present in the collection.

Walters, Johnnie M. (1919-2014)
Papers, 1918-2003, 7.5 ft.

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The bulk of the collection covers Walters' career as Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1971; the Chief Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service, 1949-1953; and as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1971-1973. The papers also contain material concerning the Watergate investigations as well as Walters' legal career and Army Air Force service during World War II.

Wyche, Charles Cecil (1885-1966)
Papers, 1906-1969, 4 ft.

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The collection primarily contains general correspondence and papers relating to Wyche's lengthy career as U.S. District Judge in South Carolina, 1937-1966.

Wilkins, William W. (b. 1942)

Currently closed, this collection chiefly documents Wilkins' career as as Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1986- 2007, and Chief Judge, 2003-2007. Previously, Wilkins served as U.S. District Judge, 1981 -1986; Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1994; and Solicitor for the 13th Judicial Circuit, 1974-1981.


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