Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James F. Byrnes
of His Time
James F. Byrnes
By His Friends in
His Native State and Nation
James Penet Hammond, Chairman
W. Heyward Clarkson, Jr., Vice Chairman
J. Bratton Davis, Secretary
Henry C. Nelson, Jr., Treasurer
He Gave a Lifetime of Service
to State, Nation, and the World.
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. Touch 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); 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); Burning Of Columbia (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
1. John Francis
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
— Submitted December 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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