Edens, J. Drake, Jr.


Biographical Note:

J. Drake Edens is recognized by many as the father of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina. He campaigned for Charles E. Boineau, Jr., William D. Workman, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Albert Watson, and Richard Nixon. He served as chair of the Republican Party of South Carolina, 1963-1965, and Republican National Committeeman for South Carolina, 1965-1972.

Papers, 1943-1982, 1.25 ft.

Collection Finding Aid   (pdf, 4 pages)

(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note)

Oral History (SCPC)





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