James Gadsden was the diplomat (known as a minister) to Mexico where he negotiated for the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.
Christopher Gadsden was a merchant and politician who was the principal leader of the South Carolina Patriot movement during the American Revolution.
David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.
South Carolina's Weatherman, Jim Gandy, was the Chief Meteorologist for WISTV (1984-1998) and WLTX (1999-2019).
Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes on February 1, 1963.
Alexander Garden was a Scottish-born physician and naturalist who lived for many years in Charleston, South Carolina, collecting and observing flora and fauna of South Carolina.
Walter Louis Garland, known professionally as Hank Garland, was a guitarist and songwriter.
Kevin Garnett is an accomplished basketball player in the NBA. He has played with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics.
Martin Witherspoon Gary was an attorney, soldier, and politician from South Carolina.
Emily Geiger risked her life by serving as a messenger for the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War.
Robert Wilson Gibbes was a physician and naturalist who wrote paleontology articles on marine fossils found in South Carolina.
Leeza Gibbons is a talk show host of Entertainment Tonight and other Hollywood news shows.
Althea Gibson was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships.
Thomas Ellis Gibson is an actor. He is known for his roles in Criminal Minds, Dharma & Greg, and Chicago Hope.
Born in Conway, William Gibson is a speculative fiction writer credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.
Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. was a journalist and author. He is best known for co-authoring Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes.
Carolina Gilman was a writer and founder of The Rose Bud, one of the first juvenile weekly magazines published in the United States.
Dr. Mack Gipson, Jr. was the first African American man to obtain a Ph.D. in Geology.
William Henry Gist was the governor of South Carolina from 1858-1860 and a leader of the secession movement.
Charlamagne tha God is an actor, author, and television personality. He is best known as the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club.
Juanita Willmon Goggins was the first Black woman to be elected to the SC General Assembly
Ambrose E. Gonzales and his brother, N.G. Gonzales founded The State newspaper in 1891.
Marquetta L. Goodwine, better known as Queen Quet is an author, preservationist, and artist who serves as Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Janie Glymph Goree was South Carolina's first African American female mayor of Carlisle, SC.
Jonathan Green is a contemporary African-American painter and printmaker who was born in Gardens Corner, SC.
William Gregg was the founder of the Graniteville Company, an early cotton mill in Aiken County.
Archibald Grimkè was a lawyer, journalist, community leader, and involved in the early NAACP. Sarah Grimkè and Angelina Grimkè Weld are Archibald's paternal Aunts.
Angelina Grimkè Weld was an abolitionist, political activist, women's rights advocate, and supporter of the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Sarah Moore Grimkè was a prominent abolitionist and is widely held to be the mother of the Women's Suffrage Movement.