Campbell, Carroll A., Jr.


Biographical Note:

In 1970 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr, was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he represented Greenville County until 1974, when he ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor. He was elected to the state Senate in 1976. In 1978 he won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving South Carolina's Fourth District (Greenville-Spartanburg). He served four terms in Congress before returning to South Carolina in 1986 to seek the state's highest office, which he won to become only the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve as Governor of South Carolina (1987-1995).

The bulk of the collection documents Campbell's personal activities undertaken while Governor of South Carolina and President and CEO of the American Council on Life Insurance (ACLI, 1995-2001). These activities include his work in the National Governors Association and the Republican Party, his education and tax reform efforts as a member of several national policy groups, and his campaigns for public office.

Please Note: Campbell's congressional papers are at Clemson University and his official gubernatorial records are at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (Links below)


Papers, 1978-2001, 34 ft.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 36pages)
(Finding Aid includes an extended biographical note)

Congressional Biographical Directory

Oral History Transcript, Governor's Mansion Project

Related Collections: 

Gubernatorial Records (S.C. Department of Archives & History)

Carroll Campbell Papers (Clemson University Special Collections)





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