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James F. Byrnes

1879-1972

 
 
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Southwest Base image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
1. James F. Byrnes Monument
Southwest Base
Inscription.
[Northeast Base]:
Inscription:
The Most Distinguished
South Carolinian
of His Time

Plaque
Erected in Grateful Appreciation of
James F. Byrnes
By His Friends in
His Native State and Nation

Executive Committee
James Penet Hammond, Chairman
W. Heyward Clarkson, Jr., Vice Chairman
J. Bratton Davis, Secretary
Henry C. Nelson, Jr., Treasurer

[Northwest Base]:
As Statesman, Jurist, Diplomat
He Gave a Lifetime of Service
to State, Nation, and the World.

[Southeast Base]:
Congressman, Senator, Governor
Justice, "Assistant President"
Secretary of State

 
Erected by Friends of James F. Byrnes.
 
Location. 34° 0.091′ N, 81° 1.926′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Gervais Street and Sumter Street on Gervais Street. Click for map. Monument is located in the northeast corner of the S.C. Statehouse Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumter Street (a few steps from this marker);
James F. Byrnes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 16, 2011
2. James F. Byrnes Marker
Battleship Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wade Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Memory of South Carolina Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); African-American History Monument (about 400 feet away); The State House (about 400 feet away); The North-South Streets in The City Of Columbia / Richardson Street (about 400 feet away); Henry Disbrow Phillips, D.D. (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  James F. Byrnes. James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American statesman from the state of South Carolina. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. John Francis
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Northwest Base image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
3. James F. Byrnes Monument
Northwest Base
Byrnes (1879-1972)

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
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Northeast Base image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
4. James F. Byrnes Monument
Northeast Base
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. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
    — Submitted December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Northeast Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
5. James F. Byrnes Monument
Northeast Plaque
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Southeast Base image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
6. James F. Byrnes Monument
Southeast Base
James F. Byrnes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 25, 2011
7. James F. Byrnes Monument
James Francis Byrnes<br>May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, circa 1941
8. James Francis Byrnes
May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972
Potsdam Conference image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, July 16, 1945
9. Potsdam Conference
Sitting (from left): Clement Attlee, Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin; behind: William Daniel Leahy, Ernest Bevin, James F. Byrnes and Vyacheslav Molotov.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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