McNair, Robert E.


Biographical Note:

Robert Evander McNair represented Allendale County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1951 until his election as Lieutenant Governor in 1962. He served under Governor Donald Russell until 1965, when the death of U.S. Senator Olin Johnston left a vacancy in South Carolina's congressional delegation. McNair succeeded Russell as governor and appointed Russell to serve in the senate until such time as a special election could be held. McNair was elected to a full term as governor in 1966 and served until January 1971. Following his public service, he resumed his career as an attorney and founded a new firm with governor's office colleagues James Konduros and Wayne Corley, which has since evolved into the McNair Law Firm.

Papers, 1953-2008, 135 ft.

Collection Finding Aid   (pdf, 116 pages)
(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note)

Online Exhibit

Oral History

Oral History Transcript, Governor's Mansion Project

Robert McNair: In His Own Words (a digitized collection of documents from the McNair Papers)

SC Governors (at "SCIway")

Compassionate Leadership: The Robert E. McNair Papers Project (Article, 2000)

Memory Hold the Door (USC Law School)

Governor Robert E. McNair Monument (State House grounds)

Related Collection:

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





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