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Roger Craft Peace Plaza

 
 
Roger Craft Peace Plaza Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, March 22, 2009
1. Roger Craft Peace Plaza Marker
Inscription.
Roger C. Peace
(May 19, 1899 - August 20, 1968)

Reporter, Editor, Business Manager,
Publisher _ _ _ The Complete Newspaperman,

Who guided The Greenville News and The Greenville Piedmont to eminence among newspapers.

Who inspired successful ventures in radio and television,

And whose labors for his community, state and nation were unstinting

Patriot, public servant and entrepreneur,

Cherished by his friends who were warmed by his affection and loyalty,

Respected by all others who were reassured by his fairness and integrity.

To him this plaza is respectfully dedicated
by his associates of
The Greenville News-Piedmont Company.

 
Erected by Greenville News-Piedmont Company.
 
Location. 34° 50.833′ N, 82° 24′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and South Main Street, on the left when traveling west on East Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 South Main Street, Greenville SC 29602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of
Roger Craft Peace Plaza and Marker -<br>Marker in Far Left<br>Greenville News Building in Background Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
2. Roger Craft Peace Plaza and Marker -
Marker in Far Left
Greenville News Building in Background
this marker. The Betsy Ross Flag (a few steps from this marker); The South Carolina Flag (a few steps from this marker); Francis Marion (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sumter (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Pickens (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville's General (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Glory (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford Courthouse Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moultrie Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Roger C. Peace. Roger Craft Peace (May 19, 1899 - August 20, 1968) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Roger Craft Peace (1899-1968) - Find a Grave Memorial. Interred at Historic Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Roger Craft Peace
Peace, Roger Craft, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., May 19, 1899; attended the public schools and
Roger Craft Peace<br>(1899-1968) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
3. Roger Craft Peace
(1899-1968)
U.S. Senator from S.C.
1941
graduated from Furman University, Greenville, S.C., in 1919; newspaper reporter, sports editor, editor, business manager, and publisher in Greenville, S.C.; during the First World War served as an instructor in the United States Army at Camp Perry in 1918; colonel on the Governorís staff 1930-1934; trustee of Furman University 1938-1948; appointed on August 5, 1941, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alva M. Lumpkin, who had been appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James F. Byrnes, and served from August 5, 1941, until November 4, 1941; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy; resumed his career of writing, publishing, and civic activities; at the time of his death was chairman of Multimedia, Inc.; died in Greenville, S.C., August 20, 1968; interment in Springwood Cemetery. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
    — Submitted March 22, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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Roger Croft Peace Plaza -<br>Looking West<br>Peace Center in Rear Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
4. Roger Croft Peace Plaza -
Looking West
Peace Center in Rear
Roger Craft Peace Plaza -<br>Corner of Main and Broad<br>City Call in Background Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
5. Roger Craft Peace Plaza -
Corner of Main and Broad
City Call in Background
Nathanael Greene Overlooking<br>Corner of Main and Broad Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
6. Nathanael Greene Overlooking
Corner of Main and Broad
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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