Johnston, Olin Dewitt Talmadge


Biographical Note:

Olin D. Johnston served South Carolina as a U. S. Senator from 1945 until his death in 1965. At that time he was ninth in seniority in the Senate, and renowned as a champion of the common man. Prior to his election to the Senate, Johnston served two terms as Governor, 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and in the state House of Representatives, 1923-1924 (Anderson County), 1927-1930 (Spartanburg County). Through his long career in public service, Johnston was the friend and advocate of the farmer and laborer.

Papers, 1914-1965, 182 ft.

Collection Finding Aid   (pdf, 78 pages)
(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note)

Congressional Biographical Directory

S.C. Governors (at “SCIway”)

Related Collection:

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





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