SC People

Dori Sanders

(1934- ) Dori Sanders is a peach farmer from York County, who wrote the best-selling book Clover.

Edwin G. Seibels

(1866–1954) Edwin Seibels was a businessman from Edgefield who invented a vertical filing system that revolutionized record-keeping.

James C. Self

(1876-1955) James C. Self owned several textile mills in Greenwood, SC.

Modjeska Monteith Simkins

Modjeska Monteith Simkins

(1899-1992) Modjeska Monteith Simkins was an African American civil rights activist who was the Secretary of the NAACP in South Carolina and helped write the court case for Briggs v. Elliott.

Philip Simmons

Philip Simmons

(1912-2009) Philip Simmons was a nationally acclaimed Charleston blacksmith.

William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms

(1806-1870) Born in Charleston, SC, William Gilmore Simms was a poet, novelist and historian who wrote History of South Carolina (1842), which became a standard school textbook on the state’s history.

Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls

(1839-1915) Robert Smalls was a Beaufort slave who hijacked a Confederate steamship, disguised himself as a white captain, and sailed to Union safety.

Josiah Smith

(1704-1781) Born in Charleston, Josiah Smith was a clergyman who championed the causes of the Great Awakening and later the American independence.

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

(1876-1958) Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an artist during the Charleston Renaissance known for her watercolors and woodblock prints.

Louise Smith

(1916-2006) From Greenville, SC, Louise Smith was known as “the first lady of racing.” Louise Smith was the first professional woman race car driver.

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane

(1918-2006) A resident of Murrells Inlet, SC, Mickey Spillane was a well-known author of many crime novels.

Elliott White Springs

(1896-1959) Elliot White Springs owned Springs Cotton Mills, a very profitable textile mill company in the upcountry.

Angie Stone

Angie Stone

(1961- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Angie Stone is an R&B and soul singer-songwriter and record producer.

Freddie Stowers

Freddie Stowers

(1896-1918) Freddie Stowers was a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment in World War I who was posthumously awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor.

Thomas Sumter

Thomas Sumter

(1734-1832) Thomas Sumter was a distinguished general in the Revolutionary War who lived in Sumter County.

Anna Heyward Taylor

(1879-1956) Anna Heyward Taylor was an artist active in the Charleston Renaissance who became well-known for her woodblock prints.

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Jeremiah Theus

(1716-1774) Jeremiah Theus was a painter from Switzerland who came to Charleston and became a well-established portrait artist, painting many people from Charleston society families.

Strom Thurmond

Strom Thurmond

(1902-2003) Born in Edgefield, SC, Strom Thurmond was a governor of South Carolina from 1947-1951 and the oldest and 2nd longest-serving U.S. Senator.

Benjamin Ryan Tillman

Benjamin Ryan Tillman

(1847-1918) Benjamin Ryan Tillman was the governor of South Carolina from 1890-1894 who founded what is now Clemson University, regulated the railroads, and helped write a constitution designed to disenfranchise African American

Elizabeth Timothy

(unknown-1757) Elizabeth Timothy was America’s first female newspaper editor. She took over the printing of the South-Carolina Gazette in Charleston after the death of her husband.