Dorn, William Jennings Bryan


Biographical Note:

W.J. Bryan Dorn began his career in public service by representing Greenwood County in the S.C. House of Representatives, 1939-1940, and the S.C. Senate, 1941-1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served for eighteen months in the European theater. Returning to his political career in 1947, he was elected to represent the 3rd District in the U.S. Congress and served for thirteen terms through 1974. Dorn was active in the leadership of the South Carolina Democratic Party and served as its chairman, 1980-1984.


Papers, 1912-1995, 151 ft.

Collection Finding Aid   (pdf, 75 pages)

(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note)

Item-level Listing of Speeches, Press Releases, and Newsletters Index   (pdf, 39 pages)

Digitized Material -- Bryan Dorn: In His Own Words -- A collection of 75 audio clips

Oral History (SCPC)

Reception Announces W.J.B. Dorn Endowment (Article, 1998)

Congressional Biographical Directory

William Jennings Bryan Dorn Endowment for South Carolina Political Collections
Supports expensive preservation work on the Dorn Collection, a research awards program, and graduate assistantships in South Carolina Political Collections and other related projects.





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