SC People

Lillian Ellison

Lillian Ellison

(1923-2007) Born in Kershaw County, SC, Lillian Ellison was a female professional wrestler better known as "The Fabulous Moolah."

Edward C. Elmore

Edward C. Elmore

(1826- after 1864) Born in Columbia, SC, Edward C. Elmore was the treasurer of the Confederate States of America.

Alex English

Alex English

(1954- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Alex English was a basketball player at USC and the Denver Nuggets and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Sarah Mae Flemming

Sarah Mae Flemming

(1933 – 1993) Sarah Mae Flemming sued bus owners in Columbia, SC for an incident that occurred 17 months before Rosa Parks took her stand in Montgomery, Alabama.

James Fooshe

James Fooshe

(1844-1940) Born in Abbeville District (now Greenwood County), James Fooshe was a soldier, author, farmer, philosopher, and Methodist churchman.

Dorothea Benton Frank book cover

Dorothea Benton Frank

(1951-2019) Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.

Charles Fraser

Charles Fraser

(1782-1860) Charles Fraser was a Charleston painter who created miniature portraits for people to carry with them.

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier

(1944-2011) Joe Frazier was a professional boxer from Beaufort, SC who defeated such greats as Muhammad Ali.

Susan Pringle Frost

(1873-1960) Susan Pringle Frost was the first president of the Charleston Equal Suffrage League and worked for equal voting rights for women and for preserving endangered Charleston properties.

Pearl Fryar

Pearl Fryar is a topiary artist in Bishopville, SC. His garden has over 1,000 ornate art pieces.

Richard Furman

Richard Furman

(1755-1825) Richard Furman was a pastor who influenced the development of the Baptist denomination in the South.

James Gadsden

James Gadsden

(1788-1858) James Gadsden was the diplomat (known as minister) to Mexico where he negotiated for the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.

Christopher Gadsden

Christopher Gadsden

(1724-1805) Christopher Gadsden was a Charleston merchant who was a vocal advocate of American independence in South Carolina.

David du Bose Gaillard

David du Bose Gaillard

(1859-1913) Born in Manning, David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.

Harvey Gantt

Harvey Gantt

(1943- ) Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes February 1, 1963.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

(1976- ) Born in Mauldin, SC, Kevin Garnett is an accomplished basketball player in the NBA. He has played with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics.

Emily Geiger

Emily Geiger

(1765-1825) Emily Geiger risked her life by serving as a messenger for the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War.

Robert Wilson Gibbes

(1809-1866) Robert Wilson Gibbes was a physician and naturalist who wrote paleontology articles on marine fossils found in South Carolina.

Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons

(1957- ) Born in Hartsville, SC, Leeza Gibbons is a talk show host of Entertainment Tonight and other Hollywood news shows.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson

(1927-2003) Born in Silver, Clarendon County, SC, Althea Gibson was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships.