(1923-2007) Born in Kershaw County, SC, Lillian Ellison was a female professional wrestler better known as "The Fabulous Moolah."
(1826- after 1864) Born in Columbia, SC, Edward C. Elmore was the treasurer of the Confederate States of America.
(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.
(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.
(1844-1940) Born in Abbeville District (now Greenwood County), James Fooshe was a soldier, author, farmer, philosopher, and Methodist churchman.
(1951-2019) Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and has written several novels set in the Lowcountry.
(1782-1860) Charles Fraser was a Charleston painter who created miniature portraits for people to carry with them.
(1944-2011) Joe Frazier was a professional boxer from Beaufort, SC who defeated such greats as Muhammad Ali.
(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 is a topiary artist in Bishopville, SC. His garden has over 1,000 ornate art pieces.
(1755-1825) Richard Furman was a pastor who influenced the development of the Baptist denomination in the South.
(1788-1858) James Gadsden was the diplomat (known as minister) to Mexico where he negotiated for the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.
(1724-1805) Christopher Gadsden was a Charleston merchant who was a vocal advocate of American independence in South Carolina.
(1859-1913) Born in Manning, David du Bose Gaillard was a U.S. Army engineer instrumental in the construction of the Panama Canal.
(1943- ) Harvey Gantt was the first African American student to attend Clemson University when he began classes February 1, 1963.
(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.
(1765-1825) Emily Geiger risked her life by serving as a messenger for the Colonial Army during the Revolutionary War.
(1809-1866) Robert Wilson Gibbes was a physician and naturalist who wrote paleontology articles on marine fossils found in South Carolina.
(1957- ) Born in Hartsville, SC, Leeza Gibbons is a talk show host of Entertainment Tonight and other Hollywood news shows.
(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.
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