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Members of Congress

 

Ashmore, Robert T. (1904-1989)
Papers, 1914-2002, 3.75 ft.

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Ashmore represented South Carolina's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives between 1953 and 1969. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, speeches, and clippings from his time as Congressman. Also included are records of his campaigns for office, 1935-1970, and work with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985.

Bryson, Joseph R. (1893-1953)
Papers, 1917-1953, 7 ft.

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The collection chiefly documents Bryson's representation of South Carolina's 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1939 until his death

Campbell, Carroll A., Jr. (1940-2005)
Papers, 1978-2001, 34 ft.

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The bulk of the collection documents Campbell's personal activities undertaken while Governor of South Carolina (1987-1995) and President and CEO of the American Council on Life Insurance (ACLI, 1995-2001). These activities include his work in the National Governors Association and the Republican Party, his education and tax reform efforts as a member of several national policy groups, and his campaigns for public office.

Derrick, Butler (b. 1936)
Papers, c. 1968-1998, 117.5 ft

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The collection chiefly documents Derrick's representation of South Carolina's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1975-1995, and his campaigns for office.

Dorn, William Jennings Bryan (1916-2005)
Papers, 1912-1995, 151 ft.

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The collection documents Dorn's tenure representing the 3rd District in the U.S. House, 1947-1948, 1951-1974, and reflects his influential role on the committees of Public Works and Veterans Affairs and a strong emphasis on constituent service. The papers also highlight Dorn's many campaigns, his leadership in the SC Democratic Party (he was chairman, 1980-84), and his leadership in the American Legion and his continued influence in veterans affairs after leaving Congress.

Gasque, Allard Henry (1873-1938)
Papers, 1920-1938, 7 ft.

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Gasque represented the 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1923-1938. This collection is comprised chiefly of constituent correspondence which reveals a great deal about life in South Carolina during the Depression, particularly in regard to the politics of the time.

Graham, Lindsey O. (b. 1955)

Currently closed, the collection documents Graham's representation of the 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2003, and service in the U.S. Senate, beginning in 2003.
Hare, Butler Black (1875-1967)
Papers, 1900-1966, 1 ft.

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The bulk of the collection consists of speeches and clippings relating to Hare's service in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented the 2nd District, 1925-1933, and the 3rd District, 1939-1947.

Hemphill, Robert W. (1915-1983)
Papers, 1926-1984, 5 ft. and 10 scrapbooks

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The collection documents Hemphill's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District, 1957-1964, and as Federal District Court Judge, 1964-1983. Also included are records of his campaigns, 1950 and 1956, and personal life away from Congress and the bench.

Hollings, Ernest F. "Fritz" (b. 1922)
Papers, 1943-2009, 800 ft.

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This extensive collection documents Hollings' career, chiefly as Lt. Governor and Governor of South Carolina, 1955-1963, and as U.S. Senator, 1966-2005. Also included are records from his personal life, leadership in the Democratic Party, and campaigns for office, starting with his re-election campaign for S.C. House in 1950.
Inglis, Robert Durden "Bob" (b. 1959)

Currently closed, the collection documents Inglis' public service as U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district, serving from from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 until 2011. The district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg.
Johnston, Olin Dewitt Talmadge (1896-1965)
Papers, 1914-1965, 182 ft.

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The collection chiefly documents Johnston's U.S. Senate service, 1945-1965, particularly his work on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee and the Judiciary Committee, as well as the interests and concerns of his constituents across South Carolina. There is also a small amount of material regarding Johnston's years as Governor of South Carolina, 1935-1939 and 1943-1944.

Mann, James R. (1920-2010)
Papers, 1948-1998, 28.75 ft.

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The collection documents Mann's service in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Greenville County), 1949-1952, and representation of the 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1969-1978. Personal papers contain campaign files.

Maybank, Burnet Rhett (1899-1954)
Scrapbook, 1947-1950

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Scrapbook covering part of Maybank's term in the U.S. Senate, 1941-1954.
McMillan, John L. (1898-1979)
Papers, 1938-1972, 8.5 ft.

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The collection chiefly documents McMillan's career in the U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District, 1939-1973.

McMillan, Thomas S. & Clara G. (1888-1939 & 1894-1976)
Papers, c. 1870-1980, .75 ft.

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The McMillans both served the 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, he from 1925-1939, and she completing his term after he died, 1939- 1940. The collection includes correspondence from Clara with her son Edward and other family members, speeches, photographs, and clippings.

Patterson, Elizabeth J. (b. 1939)

Currently closed, the collection documents Patterson's service in the South Carolina Senate (Spartanburg County area), 1979-1986, and the U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District, 1987-1993. Personal Papers reflect her campaigns for office and service outside of public office.
Richards, James P. (1894-1979)
Papers, 1932-1974, 10 ft.

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The collection relates to Richards' Middle East mission as Special Assistant to President Eisenhower, January 1957-January 1958, as well as significant records of his career serving the 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1933-1956.

Russell, Donald S. (1906-1998)
Papers, 1929-1998, 23.75 ft.

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The collection documents Russell's service at the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1943-1944, Deputy Director, 1945; Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, 1945-1947; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-1965; and U.S. Senator, 1965-1966. The bulk of these materials concern his Senate service. Personal papers reflect Russell's interests in business, finance, charity, education and Foreign Service.

Sanford, Marshall C. "Mark" Jr. (b. 1960)

Currently closed, the collection documents Sanford's three terms representing the 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001, as well as his 1994 campaign for Congress, his 2002 campaign for Governor of South Carolina, and his two terms as Governor.
Spence, Floyd D. (1928-2001)
Papers, c. 1928-2001, 74 ft.

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This collection chiefly documents Spence's tenure serving South Carolina's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1971-2001, where he chaired the Committee on National Security, later renamed the Committee on Armed Services, 1995-2000. Spence served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Lexington County), 1957-1962, when he announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and would run for Congress as a Republican, making him the first notable office holder in SC to switch parties. He served as minority leader in the South Carolina Senate, 1966-1970.

Spratt, John M., Jr. (b. 1942)

Currently closed, this collection ably documents Spratt's service as U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district, serving from 1983 until 2011.
Tallon, Robert M. "Robin" (b. 1946)

Currently closed, the collection chiefly documents Tallon's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District, 1983-1992.
Wilson, Addison Graves "Joe" (b. 1947)

Currently closed, this collection will document the life and public service of Congressman Joe Wilson. Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (2nd District) in 2001, he served seventeen years in the S.C. Senate.

 

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