Ernest A. Finney, Jr. was South Carolina’s first appointed African-American Supreme Court Justice, since Reconstruction. Born 1931 in Smithfield, Virginia, his mother died...
James F. Byrnes
January 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) was born in Charleston and served in all three branches of the federal government. He was known as Franklin Roosevelt’s “Assistant President.” Byrnes was active in South Carolina’s state government as well.