A-Z List of SC People

Eliza and Harry Briggs

Eliza and Harry Briggs were the petitioners in the important school desegregation case, Briggs v. Elliott.

Preston Brooks

(1819-1857) Born in Roseland, SC (Edgefield County), Preston Brooks was a Democratic congressman from South Carolina who brutally beat Charles Sumner, a Senator from Massachusetts, in the US Senate chamber.

James Brown

(1933-2006) Born in Barnwell, SC, James Brown was an influential bandleader, singer and composer known as the Godfather of Soul.

Edgar A. Brown

(1868-1975) Born in Aiken County, Edgar Allan Brown was a longtime Democratic legislator of South Carolina from Barnwell County who served South Carolina from 1922-1972.

Franklin G. Burroughs

(1834-1897) Franklin G. Burroughs was a successful business leader in Horry County who dreamed of the Myrtle Beach area as a coastal resort.

Pierce Butler

(1744–1822) Pierce Butler was a Founding Father of the United States who represented South Carolina at the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and as a U.S. Senator.

Betsy Byars

(1928- ) Betsy Byars is an author of children’s books who lives in Seneca, South Carolina. She won a Newbery Medal for her novel, Summer of the Swans.

James F. Byrnes

(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.

Tommy Caldwell

(1949-1980) From Spartanburg, SC, Tommy Caldwell was the original bassist and leader of The Marshall Tucker Band.

John C. Calhoun

(1782-1850) Born in McCormick County, John Calhoun was a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the 7th Vice-President of the United States.