Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings
Born January 1, 1922, Charleston, SC
A key figure in state and national political life in the second half of the 20th century. A decorated artillery officer in World War II. Three terms in the South Carolina General Assembly. Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Governor at age 36. Six terms as United States Senator (1966-2003). Renowned for his political courage and oft quoted due to his unique wisdom, folksy humor, and biting wit.
Location. 32° 46.533′ N, 79° 55.867′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Meeting Street south of Saint Michaels Alley, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the garden of the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center, a gated plaza with access from Meeting Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sol Blatt, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Judge J. Waties Waring (a few steps from this marker); Poyas-Mordecai House Constitutional Convention of 1868 (a few steps from this marker); James Francis Byrnes (a few steps from this marker); The South Carolina Society (within shouting distance of this marker); John Cordes Prioleau House (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Courthouse and Post Office / Briggs V. Elliott (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . . Fritz Hollings statue unveiled in downtown Charleston. A statue of Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who was governor from 1959 to 1963 and later represented South Carolina in the U.S. Senate for nearly 40 years, was dedicated Monday, Apr 17, 2017, in downtown Charleston. In addition to serving as a U.S. senator and S.C. governor, Hollings was lieutenant governor from 1955 to 1959 and a member of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1954. He graduated from The Citadel and the University of South Carolina law school, and he served in the Army during World War II. (Submitted on June 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.