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J. Strom Thurmond

 
 
J. Strom Thurmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. J. Strom Thurmond Marker
Inscription.
Native of Edgefield Born 1902
County Supt. of Education 1929-1933
State Senator 1933-1938
Circuit Judge 1938-1946
U.S. Army - World War II 1942-1946
Governor of South Carolina 1947-1951
United States Senate 1954-
Chairman - Senate Judiciary Comm. 1984-
President Pro-Tempore of U.S. Senate 1981-

 
Erected 1984 by County of Edgefield and Citizens of South Carolina.
 
Location. 33° 47.35′ N, 81° 55.75′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southeast section of county square. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Historic Edgefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgefield County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgefield County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to Historic Edgefield (within
J. Strom Thurmond Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. J. Strom Thurmond Statue
shouting distance of this marker); Governors and Lieutenant Governors from Edgefield (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jewish Merchants of Edgefield (within shouting distance of this marker); First Term of Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgefield County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Booth-Toney Shootout of 1878 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Strom Thurmond. James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Political Affairs. Official website of the Strom Thurmond Institute, located on the campus of Clemson University. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. U.S. Senate > Art & History > Strom Thurmond. In 1995 friends and colleagues of
J. Strom Thurmond Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
3. J. Strom Thurmond Statue Detail
Senator Strom Thurmond organized the Strom Thurmond Statue Committee, to commission artist Frederick Hart to create a bust of the senator. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Final Word: 'My Father's Name Was James Strom Thurmond'. Essie Mae Washington-Williams began simply, ''My father's name was James Strom Thurmond.'' (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. About James Strom Thurmond (1902-2003)
James Strom Thurmond, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Edgefield, S.C., December 5, 1902; attended the public schools; graduated, Clemson College 1923; taught in South Carolina high schools 1923-1929; Edgefield County superintendent of education 1929-1933; studied law and was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1930; city and county attorney 1930-1938; member, State senate 1933-1938; circuit judge 1938-1946; served in the United States Army 1942-1946, in Europe and in the Pacific; major general, United States Army Reserve; Governor of South Carolina 1947-1951; unsuccessful States Rights candidate for President of the United States in 1948; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1950; practiced law in Aiken, S.C., 1951-1955; appointed
J. Strom Thurmond Tombstone - Willowbrook Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
4. J. Strom Thurmond Tombstone - Willowbrook Cemetery
as a Democrat to the United States Senate to complete the term of Charles E. Daniel, who resigned, and served from December 24, 1954, to January 3, 1955; had been previously elected as a write-in candidate in November 1954 for the term commencing January 3, 1955, and ending January 3, 1961, but due to a promise made to the voters in the 1954 election, he resigned as of April 4, 1956; again elected as a Democrat on November 6, 1956 to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation and took the oath of office on November 7, 1956; reelected in 1960, 1966, 1972, 1978, 1984, 1990 and 1996 and served from November 7, 1956, to January 3, 2003; was not a candidate for reelection in 2002; changed from the Democratic to the Republican Party on September 16, 1964; President pro tempore of the Senate (January 5, 1981-January 5, 1987, January 4, 1995 to January 3, 2001, January 20 to June 6, 2001); President pro tempore emeritus (June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003); chair, Committee on the Judiciary (Ninety-seventh through Ninety-ninth Congresses); Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Fourth Congresses); turned 100 years old on December 5, 2002, while still in office, the oldest person ever to serve in the U.S. Senate; died in Edgefield, South Carolina on June 26, 2003; interment in Willowbrook Cemetery in Edgefield. (Source: Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
Strom Thurmond Institute -<br>Clemson University image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 1, 2009
5. Strom Thurmond Institute -
Clemson University
    — Submitted August 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, World II
 
J. Strom Thurmond Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 1, 2009
6. J. Strom Thurmond Centennial Marker
J. Strom Thurmond Centennial Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 1, 2009
7. J. Strom Thurmond Centennial Tree and Marker
J. Strom Thurmond Marker at Courthouse Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
8. J. Strom Thurmond Marker at Courthouse Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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