Johnson Hagood was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army and governor of South Carolina from 1880-1882.
Nikki Haley is a politician, diplomat, businesswoman, and author who served as the 116th and first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017.
James Hammond was a politician who served as a US Representative, US Senator, and governor of South Carolina.
Wade Hampton III was a Confederate general, governor, United States Senator. He was the governor of South Carolina at the end of Reconstruction when the federal troops left the state in 1877.
Joyce Hansen is a children's author. Her first children’s book, The Gift-Giver, published in 1980, was inspired by her own Bronx childhood and by her students.
Edwin Augustus Harleston was an African American portrait painter and businessman from Charleston
Elise Forrest Harleston was South Carolina’s first African-American female photographer.
Jaime Harrison is a politician. He is the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He previously served as the chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017.
Alma Levant Hayden was a chemist and one of the first African American women to work as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s.
Terrance Hayes is a poet and educator from Columbia, SC. His collection, Lighthead, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2010.
Issac Hayne was hanged by the British for espionage and treason during the American Revolution.
Paul Hamilton Hayne was a 19th-century poet, critic, and editor from Charleston, South Carolina.
Caroline Etheredge Hembel was a pioneer aviator. She became the first female trainee in the Southeast to receive her pilot's license.
Edwin Dubose Heyward was a Charleston author who wrote Porgy, the book on which the musical Porgy & Bess was based.
Jonathan Hickman is a comic book writer and artist. He is known for creating the Image Comic Series, The Nightly News, The Manhattan Projects, and East of West.
Bertha "Chippie" Hill was a blues and vaudeville singer and dancer from Charleston, SC. She is best known for her recording with Louis Armstrong.
Hilton Head Island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663 identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which he named “Hilton’s Head” after himself.
Reverend James M. Hinton was a businessman, minister, and leading Civil Rights figure.
Jim Hoagland is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and contributing editor of The Washington Post.
Senator Fritz Hollings was a South Carolina governor from 1959-1963 and U.S. Senator from 1966-2005.
William Mauldin Hopkins, better known as "Bo," is an actor. He is best known for playing supporting roles in American Graffiti, Midnight Express, The Wild Bunch, and The Getaway.
Josephine Humphreys is a novelist from Charleston, South Carolina. Several of her novels are set in Charleston.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a civil rights activist, journalist, and author. She was one of the first Black students to attend the University of Georgia.
Anna Hyatt Huntington was a well-known sculptor who, along with her husband, established Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County as a public garden and figurative sculpture gallery.
Richard Hutson was a founding father of the United States and a lawyer, judge, and politician from Charleston, SC.
Blackville native J.B. Hutto was a Blues singer and guitarist noted for his slide guitar playing and grandiose singing style.
Lauren Hutton is a model and actress. She is best known for her roles in American Gigolo and Once Bitten.
Alfred Hutty was a painter during the Charleston Renaissance who worked in etching, oil, and watercolor.