A-Z List of SC People

John C. West

(1922-2004) Born in Camden, SC, John C. West was a Lieutenant Governor and Governor of South Carolina and United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1977-1981)

Charles S. West

(1829-1885) Born in Camden, SC, Charles S. West was a Texas jurist and politician.

William C. Westmoreland

(1914-2005) General William C. Westmoreland, born in Spartanburg, led the American troops during a pivotal time in the Vietnam War.

Josh White

(1914-1969) Born in Greenville, SC, Josh White was a singer, musician, and civil rights activist.

Vanna White

(1957- ) From North Myrtle Beach, SC, Vanna White is a television personality best known as the puzzle-board turner and co-host on the game show Wheel of Fortune.

Paul Donald Wight, Jr.

(1972- ) Born in Aiken, Paul Wight, better known as The Big Show, is a WWE professional wrestler and actor.

William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson

(1956- ) Born in Bamberg, SC, William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson is a former Major League Baseball player who played with the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays.

Henry Woodward

(1646-1690) Henry Woodward was an early colonist of South Carolina who was instrumental in establishing contact with Native Americans and setting up a trading system.

Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright

(1840-1885) Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright was the first African American to practice law in South Carolina.

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough

(1939- ) Born near Timmonsville, SC, William Caleb “Cale” Yarborough is a former NASCAR driver who won the 1976, 1977, and 1978 Winston Cup.