A-Z List of SC People

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.

(1940-2005) Born in Greenville, SC, Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman and Governor of South Carolina from 1987-1995.

Francis Cardozo

(1836–1903) Born in Charleston, SC, Francis Cardozo was a leading political figure in the Radical Reconstruction political environment and first African American to hold a statewide office in the United States.

Daniel Henry Chamberlain

(1835-1907) Daniel Henry Chamberlain was the governor of South Carolina from 1874-1876.

Chubby Checker

(1941- ) Born in Spring Gulley (Andrews, SC) with the name Ernest Evans, Chubby Checker is a singer best known for “The Twist.”

Mary Boykin Chesnut

(1823-1886) Born near Statesburg, SC, Mary Boykin Chesnut was married to an aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and she kept a famous diary vividly describing events during the Civil War.

Alice Childress

(1920-1994) Born in Charleston, SC, Alice Childress was a playwright who wrote about the struggles of poverty and racism.

Septima Poinsette Clark

(1898–1987) Septima Poinsette Clark was an African American educator and activist for equal rights who worked with the NAACP and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thomas Green Clemson

(1807–1888) Thomas Green Clemson was a statesman, ambassador, US Superintendent of Agriculture, and founder of Clemson University.

Dave Cockrum

(1943-2006) Dave Cockrum was a comic book artist who overhauled the look of the X-Men series and helped popularize the Marvel Comics title. He lived in Belton, SC.

David Robert Coker

(1870-1938) David Robert Coker was a Hartsville businessman and philanthropist who founded the “Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Catalogue” in 1914.