A-Z List of SC People

Richard Furman

(1755-1825) Richard Furman was a pastor who influenced the development of the Baptist denomination in the South.

James Gadsden

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

Christopher Gadsden

(1724-1805) Christopher Gadsden was a Charleston merchant who was a vocal advocate of American independence in South Carolina.

David du Bose Gaillard

(1859-1913) Born in Manning, David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.

Harvey Gantt

(1943- ) Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes February 1, 1963.

Kevin Garnett

(1976- ) Born in Mauldin, SC, Kevin Garnett is an accomplished basketball player in the NBA. He has played with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics.

Emily Geiger

(1765-1825) Emily Geiger risked her life by serving as a messenger for the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War.

Robert Wilson Gibbes

(1809-1866) Robert Wilson Gibbes was a physician and naturalist who wrote paleontology articles on marine fossils found in South Carolina.

Leeza Gibbons

(1957- ) Born in Hartsville, SC, Leeza Gibbons is a talk show host of Entertainment Tonight and other Hollywood news shows.

Althea Gibson

(1927-2003) Born in Silver, Clarendon County, SC, Althea Gibson was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships.