Born in Chester County, South Carolina, John Adair was an American pioneer, soldier, and politician.
Jaimie Alexander is an actress best known for her leading role as Jane Doe in the TV drama, Blindspot and the Lady Sif in the Thor films.
Raised in Dalzell, SC, Ray Allen is an NBA All-Star basketball player who has played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Miami Heat, and Boston Celtics.
Dorothy Allison is a writer from Greenville, SC. She is known for her book "Bastard Out of Carolina."
Born in All Saints Parish (Georgetown County), Joseph Alston was the governor of South Carolina from 1812 - 1814.
Born in Greenville, SC, William Alonzo "Cat" Anderson was a well-known jazz trumpeter who played with Duke Ellington in his orchestra.
Richard Heron Anderson was a General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War
John Gary Anderson was the founder of the Anderson Motor Company in Rock Hill, SC, which made automobiles from 1916 to 1926.
Born in Columbia, SC, Bill Anderson is a country music singer and songwriter nicknamed "Whisperin' Bill."
Born in Laurens, SC, Pinkney "Pink" Anderson was a blues singer and guitarist who inspired the "Pink" in the name of the English rock band Pink Floyd.
Mac Arnold is a blues musician from Pelzer, South Carolina. He is best known for his gas can guitars.
Born in Fairfield, SC, Nickolas Ashford was a singer, songwriter, and producer. Together with his wife, Valerie Simpson, they formed the legendary Motown songwriting-production team, Ashford & Simpson.
Harry Ashmore was an author, editor, and Pulitzer Prize winner for his editorials in 1957 on the school integration conflict in Little Rock, Arkansas.