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McDuffie, George

(Encyclopedia) McDuffie, George, 1790–1851, American politician, b. Columbia co., Ga. He was a member of the South Carolina legislature and served (1821–34) in the U.S. House of Representatives,…

South Carolina

South Carolina State Facts Entered Union: May 23, 1788 (8th State)Present constitution adopted: 1895 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: S.C./SCNickname: Palmetto StateOrigin of name: In…

Hayne, Robert Young

(Encyclopedia) Hayne, Robert Young, 1791–1839, American statesman, b. Colleton District, S.C. Having served in the South Carolina legislature (1814–18) and as attorney general of South Carolina (1818…

Byrnes, James Francis

(Encyclopedia) Byrnes, James Francis, 1879–1972, American public official, Secretary of State (1945–47), governor of South Carolina (1951–55), b. Charleston, S.C. He studied law while working (1900–…

Rhett, Robert Barnwell

(Encyclopedia) Rhett, Robert Barnwell, 1800–1876, American politician, b. Beaufort, S.C. His family changed its name from Smith to Rhett (after a colonial ancestor) in 1837. A lawyer, he was a state…

Tillman, Benjamin Ryan

(Encyclopedia) Tillman, Benjamin Ryan, 1847–1918, U.S. Senator from South Carolina (1895–1918), b. Edgefield co., S.C. A farmer, he became the leader of the backcountry whites in South Carolina and…

Santee

(Encyclopedia) Santee snt´, river, 143 mi (230 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Congaree and Wateree rivers, central S.C., and flowing SE to the Atlantic Ocean. The Santee-Wateree-Catawba…

Lowndes, Rawlins

(Encyclopedia) Lowndes, Rawlins loundz, 1721–1800, president of South Carolina (1778–79), b. St. Kitts. In 1730 his family moved to Charleston, S.C., where Lowndes later became a noted lawyer. In the…

Cooper, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Cooper, Thomas, 1759–1839, American scientist, educator, and political philosopher, b. London, educated at Oxford. His important works include Political Essays (1799); the appendixes…

South Carolina

(Encyclopedia) South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and, across the Savannah River, Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures Area, 31…