SC People

Ray Allen

Ray Allen

(1975- ) Raised in Dalzell, SC, Ray Allen is an NBA All-Star basketball player who has played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, and Boston Celtics.

Joseph Alston

Joseph Alston

(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

Pink Anderson

Pink Anderson

(1900-1974) Born in Laurens, SC, Pink Anderson was a blues singer and guitarist who inspired the "Pink" in the name of the English rock band Pink Floyd.

Cat Anderson

Cat Anderson

(1916-1981) Born in Greenville, SC, Cat Anderson was a well-known jazz trumpeter who played with Duke Ellington in his orchestra.

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson

(1937- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Bill Anderson is a country music singer and songwriter nicknamed "Whisperin' Bill."

Anderson Car

John Gary Anderson

(1861-1937) John Gary Anderson founded the Anderson Motor Company which made automobiles from 1916 to 1926. Fewer than a dozen Anderson automobiles still survive.

Maria Martin Bachman

Maria Martin Bachman

(1796-1863) Maria Martin Bachman was a 19th century natural history painter who worked with John Audubon.

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Mercer Silas Bailey

(1841-1926) M.S. Bailey was a successful businessman in Clinton, who owned two cotton mills and was active in banking and other local businesses.

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch

(1870-1965) Born in Camden,SC, Bernard Baruch was an economic advisor to presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Charlotta Bass

Charlotta Bass

(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.

Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates

Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates

(1907–1998) Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates was an African-American entertainer from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Bates lost a leg at the age of 12 in a cotton gin accident.

Brook Benton

Brook Benton

(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

Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

(1953- ) Ben Bernanke grew up in Dillon, SC. Bernanke was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006-2014.

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Joseph Louis Bernardin

(1928-1996) Born in Columbia, SC, Joseph Louis Bernardin was a Cardinal of the Catholic Church who served as archbishop of Chicago from 1982 until 1996.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

(1875-1955) Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and civil rights leader who was born in Mayesville, SC.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky

(1938- ) Blue Sky is a contemporary painter and sculptor known for his large murals and public sculptures who lives in Columbia, SC.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

(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.

James Butler Bonham

James Butler Bonham

(1807-1836) Born near Red Bank, James Butler Bonham was a soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny

(1702–1782) Anne Bonny was a female pirate who lived in Charleston, SC.

Laura Bragg

Laura Bragg

(1881-1978) Laura Bragg was the first woman director of a major American museum when she became the head of the Charleston Museum in 1920.