A-Z List of SC People

Richard Furman

Richard Furman

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

Christopher Gadsden

Christopher Gadsden

(1724-1805) Christopher Gadsden was a Charleston merchant who was a vocal advocate of American independence in South Carolina. Christopher Gadsden designed what is now known as the Gadsden flag, a yellow flag with a rattlesnake and legend “Don’t tread on me.”

James Gadsden

James Gadsden

(1788-1858) James Gadsden was the diplomat (known as minister) to Mexico where he negotiated for the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. The Gadsden Purchase allowed the US to acquire 45,000 square miles of land that is now in New Mexico and Arizona.

David du Bose Gaillard

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

Harvey Gantt

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

Kevin Garnett

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

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(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

Leeza Gibbons

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

Althea Gibson

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.

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