A-Z List of SC People

Stephen Colbert

(1964- ) Born in Charleston, Stephen Colbert is a comedian and best known for anchoring his own show on Comedy Central: "The Colbert Report."

Pat Conroy

(1945-2016) Pat Conroy grew up in Beaufort and attended Beaufort High School and The Citadel. He is a popular novelist who has written many popular books such as The Prince of Tides.

Thomas Cooper

(1759–1839) Thomas Cooper was a professor, philosopher, and president of South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, from 1820-1833.

Thomas Coram

(1756-1811) Thomas Coram was an 18th-century landscape artist who painted the Mulberry Plantation in Berkeley County, SC.

Charles Craven

(1682-1745) Born in England, Charles Craven was the governor of the colony of South Carolina from 1711-1716 and held office during the end of the Tuscarora War and the beginning of the Yemassee War.

Ann Pamela Cunningham

(1816-1875) Born in Laurens County, SC, Ann Pamela Cunningham was the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association that purchased and preserved Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

Gary Davis

(1896-1972) Born in Clinton, SC, Gary Davis was a blind blues and gospel songwriter and innovative guitarist.

Francisco de Chicora

(fl. 1521) Francisco de Chicora was an Indian slave from South Carolina who was brought back to Spain in 1521.

Hernando de Soto

(ca. 1500-1542) Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who explored in South Carolina.

Joseph Armstrong DeLaine

(1898-1974) Reverend Joseph Armstrong Delaine was a civil rights leader from Summerton, SC, who helped end segregation in South Carolina schools.