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#ThrowbackThursday: Governor James Edwards 1976 State of the State Address

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi

James Burrows Edwards was Governor of South Carolina from 1975-1979. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction.

This State of the State Address is from January 27, 1976.

“This past year there’s been one of many problems. Together we meet those problems head on and tomorrow South Carolina will be a better state for it. We did it in the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation that was unsurpassed and I will always be grateful for your help.” - Gov. Edwards

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