Business Leaders

(1874-1969) Born in Sumter, SC, Charlotta Bass was a newspaper publisher in Los Angeles, California, and the first African-American woman on a Presidential campaign ticket in a United States presidential election.

(1870-1938) David Robert Coker was a Hartsville businessman and philanthropist who founded the “Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Catalogue” in 1914.

(1866–1954) Edwin Seibels was a businessman from Edgefield who invented a vertical filing system that revolutionized record-keeping.