Political and Government Leaders

(1742-1787) Born in Charleston, SC, Arthur Middleton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

(1953- ) Ben Bernanke grew up in Dillon, SC. Bernanke was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006-2014.

(1847-1918) Benjamin Ryan Tillman was the governor of South Carolina from 1890-1894 who founded what is now Clemson University, regulated the railroads, and helped write a constitution designed to disenfranchise African American