(1779-1816) Born in All Saints Parish (Georgetown County), Joseph Alston was the governor of South Carolina from 1812-1814 and was also implicated in plots of his father-in-law Aaron Burr, who was accused of tryin
(1874-1969) Born in Sumter, SC, Charlotta Bass was a newspaper publisher in Los Angeles, California, and the first African-American woman on a Presidential campaign ticket in a United States presidential election.
(1931-1988) Born in Lugoff, SC, Brook Benton was a popular soul singer of the 1960s, with his signature song, "Rainy Night in Georgia." He also popularized a traditional blues song titled “The Boll Weevil Song” ab
(1946- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was the head of the NASA federal agency from July 2009 to January 2017. He is a retired US Marine major general and former NASA astronaut.