A Good Man - A Life In Service
An Electronic Exhibit Drawn from the Papers of John C. West

South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina

Early Years

West Family



Bumper sticker, 1970, S.C. Gubernatorial Campaign

Campaign Slogans

Contributions to S.C.

Service to S.C.

1970 Campaign

Service to the Nation

Kershaw County native John Carl West has spent most of his life in service to his community, state, and country.

His distinguished record of achievement is highlighted in this exhibit, drawn from the John C. West Collection. This extensive body of personal papers is preserved at the University of South Carolina's South Carolina Political Collections Division of the South Caroliniana Library.

1942 - 1946

S.C. State Senator
1955 - 1966

S.C. Lieutenant Governor
1967 - 1971

S.C. Governor
1971 - 1975

U.S. Ambassador to
Saudi Arabia

1977 - 1981

Jak Smyrl cartoon
A West cartoon drawn by Jak Smyrl
for an early 1970s edition of
Columbia's newspaper, The State

Content by Herb Hartsook and Kate Moore.
Web design and layout by Brian J. Cuthrell and Kate Moore.
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