Political and Government Leaders

(1826- after 1864) Born in Columbia, SC, Edward C. Elmore was the treasurer of the Confederate States of America.

(1749-1800) Born in Charleston, SC, Edward Rutledge was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence and later governor of South Carolina from 1798-1800.

(1836–1903) Born in Charleston, SC, Francis Cardozo was a leading political figure in the Radical Reconstruction political environment and first African American to hold a statewide office in the United States.