A-Z List of SC People

William Hilton

(1617-1675) Hilton Head Island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663, identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which he named “Hilton’s Head” after himself.

Fritz Hollings

(1922- ) Senator Fritz Hollings was a South Carolina governor from 1959-1963 and U.S. Senator from 1966-2005.

Josephine Humphreys

(1945- ) Josephine Humphreys is a novelist from Charleston, South Carolina. Several of her novels are set in Charleston.

Anna Hyatt Huntington

(1876-1973) Anna Hyatt Huntington was a well-known sculptor who, along with her husband, established Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County as a public garden and figurative sculpture gallery.

Alfred Hutty

(1878-1958) Painter during the Charleston Renaissance who worked in etching, oil, and watercolor.

Jesse Jackson

(1941- ) Born in Greenville, SC, Reverend Jesse Jackson is a politician and civil rights activist.

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

 (1887–1951) Considered one of the most outstanding hitters in the history of baseball, Joe Jackson's career .356 batting average is the third highest in history, after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby.

Andrew Jackson

(1765-1845) Born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, Andrew Jackson was the President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

William Jasper

(circa 1750 – October 9, 1779) William Jasper was a noted American soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was a sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment.

Jasper Johns

(1930- ) Jasper Johns grew up in Allendale, SC, and is an influential contemporary artist in the genres of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. He often uses symbols such as numbers, the US flag, and maps in his works.