Political and Government Leaders

(1879-1972) Born in Charleston, SC, James F. Byrnes was a U.S. Secretary of State, Associate Justice U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senator, and Governor of South Carolina from 1951-1955.

(1788-1858) James Gadsden was the diplomat (known as minister) to Mexico where he negotiated for the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.

(1807-1864) Born in Newberry County, SC, James Hammond was a politician who served as a US Representative, US, Senator, and governor of South Carolina.