Timmerman, George Bell, Jr.


Biographical Note:

George Bell Timmerman, Jr. served as governor of South Carolina from 1955 to 1959, leading the state during a period of growing racial strife. He served as lieutenant governor under both Strom Thurmond and Jimmy Byrnes, 1947-1955. In 1948, Timmerman was president of the state Democratic Convention and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. On leaving office in 1959, he returned to his Lexington law practice and, in 1967, Timmerman was elected Judge for the 11th Circuit, holding that office until 1984. He then served as a special judge, filling in on the Circuit, until his death on Nov. 29, 1994.

Papers, c. 1904-1997, 2.5 ft.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 10 pages) 
(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note) 

S.C. Governors (at “SCIway”)  

Memory Hold the Door (USC Law School)

Related Collection: 

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

Note: The papers of George Bell Timmerman, Senior, who served as a federal judge from 1942 to 1966, are not, to our knowledge, collected in a repository. For more information about Timmerman Senior, see the Federal Judicial Center.





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