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James F. Byrnes

1879-1972

 
 
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By B. Jackson, January 5, 2009
1. James F. Byrnes Marker
Inscription.
Lawmaker
Supreme Court Justice
"Assistant President"
Secretary of State
Peacemaker
Governor
Citizen of Aiken, 1900-1926

He gave a lifetime of service to state, nation, and the world.

 
Erected by Aiken County Historical Society and Friends.
 
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. Touch 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. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aiken.
 
Also see . . .
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, 12
2. James F. Byrnes Monument
Front Inscription

1. James F. Byrnes. James Francis Byrnes (May 2, 1879 – April 9, 1972) was an American statesman from the state of South Carolina. (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. 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.) 

4. 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.) 

5. 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
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
James F. Byrnes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
3. James F. Byrnes Marker
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
James F. Byrnes Monument<br>Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2015
4. James F. Byrnes Monument
Back Inscription
Erected by
Aiken County Historical Society
and Friends


Ola Hitt, President, Charles Orr
Helen Burckhalter, Walter C. Plunkett
John Elliott, Evelyn Roe
in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery. (Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.)
    — Submitted January 6, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James F. Byrnes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2015
5. James F. Byrnes Monument
James F. Byrnes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 2, 2015
6. James F. Byrnes Monument
James F. Byrnes<br>1879-1972 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1943
7. James F. Byrnes
1879-1972
U.S. House of Rep from S.C. 1911–1925
Senator from S.C. 1931–1941
Asst Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1941–1942
U.S. Sec of State 1945–1947
Gov of S.C. 1951–1955
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2009, by B. Jackson of Maitland, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2009, by B. Jackson of Maitland, Florida.   2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on March 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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