Political and Government Leaders

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

(1724-1792) Born in Charleston, SC, Henry Laurens was a merchant, political leader, and rice planter who was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

(1880–1968) Judge J. Waties Waring was the dissenting opinion in the Briggs v. Elliott court case; a white Southerner who advocated for justice and an end to segregation in the education system.