Aiken in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James F. Byrnes
Supreme Court Justice
Secretary of State
Citizen of Aiken, 1900-1926
He gave a lifetime of service to state, nation, and the world.
Location. 33° 33.483′ N, 81° 43.2′ W. Marker is in Aiken, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Park Avenue SE, Aiken SC 29801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aiken County (here, next to this marker); William Aiken, Sr. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aiken Institute (about 700 feet away); The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County 125th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aiken County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Survey of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defense of Aiken (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aiken.
Also see . . .
1. James F. Byrnes. James Francis Byrnes (May (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. James F. Byrnes Scholars. The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarships are living memorials to the memory of James Francis Byrnes and his wife, Maude Busch Byrnes, two of South Carolina's outstanding citizens of their times. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site: James Byrnes (1882-1972). James Byrnes, U.S. senator and secretary of state, was born on May 2, 1879, in Charleston, South Carolina, a few weeks after his father's death. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. James Byrnes and the Atomic Bombing of Japan. James Byrnes should be better known than he is. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. TIME Person of the Year - 1946: James F. Byrnes. After 28 weeks of discussion in 82 meetings, the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission this week finally sent its recommendations to the Security Council. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
6. James F. Byrnes High School. Official website of James F. Byrnes High School, Duncan, S.C. (Submitted on January 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
7. SC Governors – James Francis Byrnes, 1951-1955. Biography of S.C. Governor James F. Byrnes. (Submitted on January 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972)
James Francis Byrnes, a Representative and a Senator from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., May 2, 1882; attended the public schools; official court reporter for the second circuit of South Carolina 1900-1908; editor of the Journal and Review, Aiken, S.C. 1903-1907; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Aiken, S.C.; solicitor for the second circuit of South Carolina 1908-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress, reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1925); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, but was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law in Spartanburg, S.C.; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 4, 1930; reelected in 1936 and served from March 4, 1931, until his resignation on July 8, 1941, having been appointed to the Supreme Court; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses); Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from July 1941 until his resignation on October 3, 1942, to head the wartime Office of Economic Stabilization until May 1943; director of the Office of War Mobilization, May 1943 until his resignation in April 1945; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Harry Truman 1945-1947; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; Governor of South Carolina 1951-1955; retired and resided in Columbia, S.C., where he died April 9, 1972; interment in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery. (Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
— Submitted January 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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