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Philip Simmons

February 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Philip Simmons

A Charleston native, Philip Simmons (1912-2009) was famous for his decorative ironwork pieces, which are featured throughout Charleston and in various other parts of the world. When he began his career, blacksmiths in Charleston made everyday household objects, such as...

Donald Russell

January 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Donald Russell

Donald Stuart Russell (1906-1998) was a protégé of former Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. Russell was Governor of South Carolina from 1963-1965 and a U.S. Senator. He also served as President of the University of South Carolina. The Donald S. Russell Papers are...

James F. Byrnes

January 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
James F. Byrnes

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.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Black and white photo of Joe Riley swearing in ceremony.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten...

Susan Pringle Frost

October 4, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Photograph of Susan Pringle Frost

Susan Pringle Frost dedicated her life to making sure that Charleston’s historic architectural beauty would be preserved. Born in Charleston to wealthy parents in 1873, she lived in the Miles Brewton House on King Street. When her family’s fortune dwindled, Frost got a job...

Pat Conroy

March 5, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Betsy Newman
Pat Conroy

The South Carolina Hall of Fame profiles author Pat Conroy.

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

January 26, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Mark Adams
Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. He attended...

Coach John McKissick

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Tabitha Safdi
Coach John McKissick

Coach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country only dream about. As of 2012 he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. McKissick now holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level.

Francis Marion

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by David Sanford Adams
Francis Marion

A historical visualization of Francis Marion's partisan campaigns during the American Revolution in South Carolina featuring the artwork of Illustrator James H. Palmer, Jr., combined with interviews of historians Walter Edgar, Roy Talbert, Christine Swager, Daniel...

King Hagler

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Mark Adams
King Hagler

“King Hagler” was the leader of the Catawba Indian Nation. He had a reputation as peacekeeper with other tribes and colonists. In 1751, Hagler signed a treaty with the Six Nations. In 1756, Catawba Indians fought alongside George Washington during the French and Indian War...

Jasper Johns

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by David Sanford Adams
Jasper Johns

A glimpse into the life of ground-breaking artist Jasper Johns, tracing the origins of his highly stylistic work and the birth of an art movement.

John C. West

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by D. Kent
John C. West

John Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Dizzy Gillespie

January 8, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Ricky Taylor
Dizzy Gillespie

"From the Be to the Bop: The Musical Legacy of Dizzy Gillespie." An excerpt from South Carolina ETV's Carolina Stories.

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