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“All for Civil Rights”

African-American Congressmen, Judges & Lawmakers in South Carolina, Compiled by W. Lewis Burke

List of Officials by Office

Adjutant General

  • Purvis, Henry W., 1870–77

South Carolina House of Representatives

  • Adamson, William, 1869–70
  • Adamson, Frank, 1870–74
  • Alexander, Terry, 2008–P.
  • Allen, Karl B., 2001–P.
  • Allman, Jacob C., 1872–76
  • Anderson, Robert B., Jr., 1890–98
  • Anderson, Ralph, 1991–96
  • Anderson, Carl Lovetta, 2005–P.
  • Andrews, William J., 1874–78
  • Artson, Robert B., 1872–74
  • Bailey, Kenneth Elvin, 1985–92
  • Bampfield, Samuel J., 1874–76
  • Barksdale, Hudson Lee, 1975–82
  • Bascomb, John B., 1870–74
  • Baxter, Jonathan A., 1884–89
  • Beatty, Donald W., 1991–95
  • Beckett, William W., 1882–83
  • Bennett, George A., 1868
  • Bishop, W.A., 1868–70
  • Blanding, Larry, 1977–91
  • Bolts, John W., 1899–02
  • Boseman, Benjamin A.,Jr., 1868–73
  • Boston, John, 1868–70, 72–74
  • Boston, Joseph D., 1868–76
  • Bowley, James A., 1868–74
  • Brantley, Curtis, 2007–P.
  • Brayton, Ellery M., 1874–76
  • Breeland, Floyd, 1993–09
  • Bridges, Sampson S., 1872–78
  • Bright, Peter, 1874–76
  • Broadwater, Thomas D., 1981–85
  • Brodie, William J., 1868–70
  • Brown, Stephen, 1868–70
  • Brown, Joe Ellis, 1986–07
  • Brown, Theodore A., 1995–01
  • Brown, Robert L., 2001–P.
  • Bryan, Richard, 1870–74
  • Burckmeyer, H.Z., 1874–76
  • Burton, Barney, 1868–70
  • Byas, Benjamin, 1870–72
  • Byrd, Alma Weaver, 1991–99
  • Cain, Lawrence, 1868–72
  • Cain, Everidge, 1870–74
  • Cain, Edwin J., 1868–70
  • Canty, Ralph W., 1991–01
  • Cave, Wilbur Lucius, 1995–99
  • Chestnut, John A., 1868–70
  • Chisolm, Caesar P., 1882–83
  • Clyburn, William "Bill", 1995–P.
  • Cobb-Hunter, Gilda, 1992–P.
  • Coker, Simon P., 1874–76
  • Coleman, Samuel, 1875–78
  • Collins, Augustus, 1872–76
  • Cooke, Wilson, 1868–70
  • Curtis, Andrew W., 1872–78
  • Dannerly, William, 1870–72
  • Dannerly, Abram, 1872–74
  • Davies, Nelson, 1872–76
  • Davis, James, 1870–72
  • De Large, Robert Carlos, 1868–70
  • DeMars, Francis, 1868–70
  • Dillard, Chandra E., 2009–P.
  • Dix, John, 1872–74
  • Doilly, Samuel B., 1874–76
  • Drayton, Paul B., 1880–82
  • Driffle, William A., 1868–70, 80–82
  • Duncan, Samuel L., 1872–76
  • Eckhard, Sidney C., 1876–80
  • Elfe, William T., 1878–80
  • Elliott, William E., 1870–72
  • Elliott, Robert B., 1868–70, 74–76
  • Ellison, Henry H., 1870–74
  • Ezekiel, Phillip E., 1868–70
  • Faber, James, 1985–91
  • Fant, Ennis Maurice, 1989–91
  • Farr, Simeon, 1868–72
  • Farrow, Simeon P., 1874–76
  • Felder, James L., 1971–73
  • Ferguson, Edward, 1870–72
  • Ferguson, Tee, 1983–91
  • Fielding, Herbert U., 1971–73, 83–85
  • Fields, Thomas R., 1890–91
  • Finney, Ernest A. Jr., 1973–76
  • Ford, Adam P., 1870–74
  • Foster, Samuel Rufus, 1981–93
  • Fraser, William H., 1872- 74
  • Frederick, Benjamin G., 1878–80, 82–83
  • Freeman, John M., Jr., 1874–76
  • Frost, Florian Henry, 1870–72
  • Gadson, Tobias, Sr., 1981–85
  • Gaither, Reuben D., 1870–78
  • Gantt, Hastings, 1870–74, 76–83
  • Gardner, John, 1868–70
  • Garey, Stephen, 1870–72, 74–76
  • George, Ebenezer F., 1874–76
  • Gibson, John, 1874–77
  • Gilbert, Frank, 1983–88
  • Giles, Fortune, 1870–74
  • Gilliard, Wendell G., 2009–P.
  • Gilmore, John T., 1872–74
  • Glover, William C., 1870–72
  • Glover, Maggie W., 1989–93
  • Goggins, Mitchell, 1870–72, 74–76
  • Goggins, Juanita W., 1973–80
  • Goodson, Aesop, 1868–72
  • Gordon, Benjamin J., 1973–91
  • Gourdine, Amos Lee, 1997–05
  • Govan, Jerry N., Jr., 1993–P.
  • Graham, David, 1872–76
  • Grant, John G., 1868–70
  • Grant, Joseph J., 1872–74
  • Grant, William A., 1872–74
  • Gray, William H.W., 1868–70
  • Green, John A., 1870–72
  • Green, Charles S., 1872–78
  • Greene, Samuel, 1870–75
  • Greenwood, Ishom, 1872–74
  • Gunn, Anton J., 2009–P.
  • Hamilton, Thomas, 1872–78
  • Hamilton, Maurice C., 1892–93
  • Hardy, James J., 1870–71
  • Harriet, R.M., 1874–76
  • Harris, David, 1868–72
  • Hart, Christopher R., 2007–P.
  • Hart, Alfred, 1870–72
  • Hayes, Eben, 1868–70, 72–74
  • Hayne, Charles D., 1868–72
  • Hayne, James N., 1868–72
  • Hedges, Plato P., 1870–72
  • Henderson, James A., 1868–70, 74–76
  • Henderson, John T., 1870–72
  • Hines, Jesse Edison, 1993–07
  • Hines, Mack Torise, 1995–07
  • Hodges, Kenneth F., 2005–P.
  • Holland, Gloster H., 1872–76
  • Holmes, Abraham P., 1870–74
  • Hosey, Lonnie, 1999–P.
  • Hough, Allison W., 1872–74, 76–78
  • Howard, A.H., 1874–76
  • Howard, Leon, 1995–P.
  • Hudson, Allen, 1870–72, 74–76
  • Humbert, Richard H., 1870–78
  • Humphries, Barney, 1868–72
  • Hunter, Hezekiah H., 1870–72
  • Hunter, Alfred T.B., 1874–76
  • Hutson, James, 1868–70
  • Inabinett, Curtis B., 1991–01
  • Jackson, Austin S., 1874–76
  • Jacobs, Henry, 1868–70
  • James, Burrell, 1868–70
  • Jamison, James L., 1870–72
  • Jefferson, Paul W., 1874–76
  • Jefferson, Joseph Herman, 2005–P.
  • Jervey, William R., 1868–72
  • Joe, Isaac C., 1981–85
  • Johnson, D.J.J., 1868–70
  • Johnson, Griffin C., 1868–72
  • Johnson, I.S. Leevy, 1971–73, 75–81
  • Johnson, Henry, 1868–70
  • Johnson, John W., 1872–74
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1868–70
  • Johnston, William E., 1868–69
  • Jones, Williams H., Jr., 1868–72
  • Jones, Paul E., 1874–76
  • Jones, Marshall, 1886–87
  • Jones, A.H., 1874–76
  • Keith, Samuel J., 1870–77
  • Kennedy, Kenneth, 1991–P.
  • King, John R. C., 2009–P.
  • Lang, Jordan, 1868–72
  • Lee, Levi, 1872–74
  • Lee, Brenda, 1995–05
  • Lee, George, 1868–70
  • Lee, Samuel J., 1868–74
  • Lilly, John, 1872–74
  • Lloyd, Walter P., 1995–05
  • Lloyd, Joseph W., 1870–72
  • Logan, Aaron, 1870–72
  • Lomax, Hutson J., 1868–70
  • Mack, David J., III, 1997–P.
  • Maree, William, 1876–80
  • Martin, Daniel E., Sr., 1984–92
  • Martin, Thomas H., 1872–74
  • Matthews, John W., Jr., 1975–85
  • Mayer, Julius, 1868–70
  • Mays, James P., 1868–70
  • McBride, Frank Earl, 1985–91
  • McDaniels, Harry, 1868–72
  • McDowell, Thomas D., 1870–72
  • McEachern, Joseph A., 2009–P.
  • McKinlay, William, 1868–70
  • McKinlay, Whitefield J., 1868–70
  • McMahand, Willie B., Jr., 1993–01
  • Mead, John W., 1868–72
  • Mears, George M., 1880–91
  • Mickey, Edward C., 1868–72
  • Middleton, Benjamin W., 1872–74
  • Middleton, Earl Matthew, 1975–85
  • Miles, Mary P., 1983–85
  • Miller, Franklin F., 1868–70
  • Miller, Isaac, 1872–74
  • Miller, M.S., 1872–74
  • Miller, Thomas E., 1874–80, 86–87, 94–96
  • Mills, James, 1872–74
  • Mills, L.S., 1882–83
  • Milton, Syphax, 1870–72, 74–78
  • Minort, Charles S., 1872–74, 76–77
  • Mitchell, F.S., 1884–85
  • Mitchell, Theo Walker, 1975–85
  • Mitchell, Herbert Larry, 1985–87
  • Mitchell, Harold, Jr., 2005–P.
  • Mobley, Junius S., 1868–72
  • Moody-Lawrence, Bessie Ayers, 1993–09
  • Moore, Alfred M., 1870–72
  • Morgan, Shadrach, 1874–78
  • Morrison, William C., 1868–70
  • Moultrie, William J., 1880–83
  • Murray, Joseph R., 1975–81
  • Murray, Julius, 1979–85
  • Myers, Nathaniel B., 1870–78
  • Nash, Jonas W., 1868–69
  • Neal, Joseph H., 1993–P.
  • Nelson, William, 1868–70
  • Nesbitt, Richard, 1874–76
  • Nix, Frederick, Jr., 1872–74
  • North, Charles F., 1872–74
  • Nuckles, Samuel, 1868–72
  • Owens, Joseph A., 1880–82
  • Parker, Joseph, 1880–82
  • Parks, Julia Anne, 1997–98, 99–P.
  • Patterson, Kay, 1973–85
  • Pendergrass, Jeffrey, 1868–72
  • Perrin, Wade, 1868–70
  • Peterson, James F., 1872–78
  • Petty, Edward, 1872–74
  • Pinckney, William G., 1874–76, 82–83
  • Pinckney, Clementa C., 1997–01
  • Presley, Thomas, 1872–74
  • Prioleau, Isaac, 1872–74
  • Purvis, Henry W., 1868–70
  • Ramsey, Warren W., 1868–76
  • Ransier, Alonzo J., 1868–70
  • Ravenel, Cain, 1882–83
  • Reed, George A., 1872–74, 76–78
  • Reynolds, A.C., 1888–89
  • Richardson, Thomas D., 1868–70, 74–76
  • Richardson, Mark P., 1890
  • Riley, Henry, 1872–76
  • Rivers, January R., 1892–93
  • Rivers, Prince R., 1868–74
  • Robinson, Joseph, 1876–78, 80–85
  • Rue, John C., 1880–82, 86–87
  • Rush, Alfred, 1868–70, 74–76
  • Rutherford, James Todd, 1999–P.
  • Sasportas, Thaddeus K., 1868–70
  • Saunders, Sancho, 1868–72
  • Scott, Robert F., 1868–70
  • Scott, William, 1874–78
  • Scott, John L., Jr., 1990–08
  • Scott, Timothy E., 2009–P.
  • Sellers, Bakari T., 2007–P.
  • Shelton, Sara Valena, 1985–89
  • Sheppard, W.H., 1884–85
  • Shrewsbury, Henry L., 1868–70
  • Simkins, Augustus, 1872–76
  • Simkins, Paris, 1872–76
  • Simmons, Hercules, 1874–76
  • Simmons, Aaron, 1874–76,84–85, 88–89
  • Simmons, Benjamin, 1875–76, 78–80
  • Simms, Charles, 1872–74
  • Simons, William, 1868–72, 74–76
  • Simons, Lewis, 1872–74
  • Singleton, Ashbury L., 1870–72
  • Singleton, J.P., 1871–72
  • Singleton, James, 1882–83
  • Singleton, Andrew, 1882–83, 90
  • Smalls, Sherman, 1870–74
  • Smalls, William, 1878–80
  • Smalls, Robert, 1868–70
  • Smiley, James E., 1868–70
  • Smith, Abraham, 1868–72
  • Smith, Jackson A., 1872–78
  • Smith, Fletcher N., Jr., 1997–09
  • Smythe, Powell, 1868–70
  • Spears, Butler, 1872–74
  • Spencer, Nathaniel T., 1872–74
  • Spencer, James A., 1874–76
  • Sperry, Charles H., 1872–74
  • Steele, Henry S., 1874–76
  • Straker, Daniel A., 1876–77
  • Sullivan, Caesar, 1872–74
  • Tarlton, Robert S., 1870–74
  • Taylor, Luther L.,Jr., 1983–91
  • Taylor, Levola S., 1991–93
  • Thomas, William H., 1876–77
  • Thomas, William M., 1868–76
  • Thomas, John W., 1870–72
  • Thompson, Joseph, 1874–76
  • Thompson, Benjamin A., 1868–70, 72–74
  • Thompson, Samuel B., 1868–74
  • Tingman, Julius C., 1872–74
  • Turner, Robert W., 1872–74
  • Valentine, Richard M., 1868
  • Vanderpool, John, 1872–76
  • Wallace, John, 1872–74
  • Wallace, Thomas H., 1890
  • Warley, Jared D., 1870–74
  • Washington, Julius I., 1886–89
  • Washington, McKinley, Jr., 1975- 90
  • Weeks, David, 2001–P.
  • Weldon, Archie, 1874–76
  • Westberry, John H., 1874–80
  • Weston, Ellison M., 1874–76
  • Whipper, Lucille S., 1986–97
  • Whipper, J. Seth, 1995–P.
  • Whipper, William James, 1868–72, 75–76
  • White, Juanita M., 1980–97
  • White, John H., 1868–72
  • Wideman, Hannibal A., 1872–76
  • Wigg, James, 1890–91
  • Wilder, Charles M., 1868–70
  • Williams, Bruce H., 1874–76
  • Williams, Dewitt, 1983–96
  • Williams, Robert Quentin, 2007–P.
  • Wilson, James Clement, 1872–74
  • Wilson, George, 1975–79
  • Woods, Robert R., 1973–87
  • Wright, John B., 1868–70
  • Wright, Smart, 1874–76
  • Young, Prince, 1872–74
  • Young, James, 1872–76

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

  • Gleaves, Richard H., 1872–77
  • Ransier, Alonzo J., 1870–72

South Carolina Secretary of State

  • Cardozo, Francis L., 1870–72
  • Hayne, Henry E., 1872–74

South Carolina Solicitors

  • Lee, Samuel J., 1876–1877
  • Wilson, Ralph, 1990–1998

South Carolina State Senators

  • Anderson, Ralph, 1997–P.
  • Barber, George W., 1868–72
  • Bird, Israel, 1876–80
  • Cain, Richard H., 1868–70
  • Cain, Lawrence, 1872–76
  • Cardozo, Henry, 1870–74
  • Carter, Frank, 1874–78
  • Clinton, Frederick A., 1870–77
  • Duncan, Hiram W., 1868–72
  • Duncan, Samuel L., 1876–80
  • Fielding, Herbert U., 1985–93
  • Ford, Sanders, 1872–73
  • Ford, Robert, 1993–P.
  • Gaillard, Samuel E., 1871–77
  • Gilbert, Frank, 1989–93
  • Glover, Maggie W., 1993–05
  • Greene, Samuel, 1875–77
  • Hayne, William A., 1874–76
  • Hayne, Henry E., 1868–72
  • Hayne, Charles D., 1872–76
  • Jackson, Darrell, 1993–P.
  • Jamison, James L., 1872–73
  • Jervey, William R., 1872–76
  • Johnston, William E., 1869–77
  • Jones, Williams H., Jr., 1872–76
  • Lee, John, 1872–74
  • Malloy, Gerald, 2002–P.
  • Martin, Moses, 1873–76
  • Matthews, John W., Jr., 1985–P.
  • Maxwell, Henry J., 1868–77
  • Miller, Thomas E., 1880–82
  • Mitchell, Theo Walker, 1985–95
  • Myers, William F., 1874–78
  • Nash, William B., 1868–77
  • Newman, Isaiah D., 1983–86
  • Nicholson, Floyd, 2009–P.
  • Patterson, Kay, 1984–09
  • Pinckney, Clementa C., 2001–P.
  • Rainey, Joseph H., 1868–70
  • Randolph, Benjamin F., 1868
  • Reynolds, Thomas J., 1884–87
  • Robinson, Hamilton, 1882–83
  • Scott, John L., Jr., 2009–P.
  • Simmons, Robert, 1882–85
  • Smalls, Robert, 1870–75
  • Swails, Stephen A., 1868–77
  • Walker, Dublin J., 1874–77
  • Warley, Jared D., 1874–77
  • Washington, McKinley, Jr., 1991–01
  • White, John H., 1872–76
  • Williams, Bruce H., 1876–87
  • Williams, Dewitt, 1996–97
  • Williams, Kent M., 2005–P.
  • Wimbush, Lucius, 1868–72
  • Wright, Jonathan J., 1868–70

South Carolina Treasurer

  • Cardozo, Francis L., 1872–77

U.S. Congressmen

  • Cain, Richard H., 1873–75, 77–79
  • Clyburn, James E., 1992–P.
  • De Large, Robert Carlos, 1871–73
  • Elliott, Robert B., 1871–74
  • Miller, Thomas E., 1890–91
  • Murray, George Washington, USH 1893–95, 96–97
  • Rainey, Joseph H., 1870–79
  • Ransier, Alonzo J., 1873–75
  • Smalls, Robert, 1875–79, 82–83, 84–87

Municipal Court

  • Fields, Richard E., 1969–74
  • Boulware, Harold, 1969–74

South Carolina Circuit Court

  • Beatty, Donald W., 1995–03
  • Childs, Michelle, 2006–P.
  • Ferguson, Tee, 1990–92
  • Fields, Richard E., 1980–92
  • Finney, Ernest A. Jr., 1976–85
  • Jefferson, Deadra L., 2001–P.
  • Lee, Alison R., 1999–P.
  • Lloyd, Reginald I., 2003–06
  • Manning, Lee Casey, 1994–P.
  • Martin, Daniel E., Sr., 1992–01
  • Newman, Clifton, 2000–P.
  • Whipper, William James, 1875
  • Wilson, Joseph Alva, 1991–1997

South Carolina Court of Appeals

  • Beatty, Donald W., 2003–07
  • Cureton, Jasper M., 1983–03
  • Geathers, John D., 2008–P.

South Carolina Family Court

  • Boulware, Harold R., 1975–82
  • Cureton, Jasper M, 1982–83
  • Fields, Richard E., 1974–80
  • Holmes, Jan B., 2007–P.
  • Jefferson, Deadra L., 1996–01
  • Jenkins, Robert N., Sr., 1996–P.
  • Kinlaw, Alex, Jr., 2009–P.
  • Rogers, Abigail, 1989–95
  • Smith, Willie T., Jr., 1978–93
  • Taylor, Angela R., 2010–P.
  • Wilson, Joseph Alva, 1988–91

South Carolina Inferior Court

  • Allen, Macon B., 1873–75
  • Lee, George H., 1872–73

South Carolina Probate Court

  • Allen, Macon B., 1877–78
  • Bowley, James A., 1890–94
  • Boney, Harrison N., 1874–76
  • Gleaves, Richard H., 1870–72
  • Grant, Jeremiah, 1868–72
  • Green, Zechariah, 1894–97
  • Jones, Walter R., 1876
  • Lee, Samuel, 1876–78
  • Richmond, John C., 1878–80
  • Thorpe, James, 1876–78
  • Whipper, William J., 1882–88

South Carolina Supreme Court

  • Beatty, Donald W., 2007–P.
  • Finney, Ernest A. Jr., 1985–94, CJ–1994–01
  • Wright, Jonathan J., 1870–77

United States District Court Judges

  • Perry, Matthew J., 1979–P.
  • Seymour, Margaret B., 1998–P.
  • Childs, Michelle, 2010–P.