100 Notable alumni of
University of South Carolina - Columbia

The University of South Carolina - Columbia is 184th in the world, 81st in North America, and 78th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of South Carolina - Columbia sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the University of South Carolina - Columbia won Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.

  1. Elle Fanning

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    Elle Fanning
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    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwritertelevision actormodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress. The younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, she made her film debut as the younger version of her sister's character in the drama film I Am Sam (2001). As a child actress, she appeared in several films, including Babel (2006), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), and Somewhere (2010). Her breakthrough came in 2011 with her starring role in J. J. Abrams' science-fiction film Super 8, for which she received critical praise and earned a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.

  2. Lindsey Graham

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    Lindsey Graham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    In 1977 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    In 1981 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianair force officerlawyercounty attorneycity attorney
    Biography

    Lindsey Olin Graham is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from South Carolina, a seat he has held since 2003. A member of the Republican Party, Graham served as chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 2019 to 2021.

  3. Mike Colter

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    Mike Colter
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Mike Randal Colter is an American actor best known for his role as Luke Cage in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016–2018), The Defenders (2017), and Jessica Jones (2015; 2019), all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has also appeared as Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good Wife (2010–2015) and The Good Fight (2017–present), Malcolm Ward in Ringer (2011–2012), Jameson Locke in the Halo franchise (2014–2015) and Agent J's father in Men in Black 3.

  4. Trey Gowdy

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    Trey Gowdy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    In 1989 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerClerk
    Biography

    Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III is an American television news personality, former politician, and former federal prosecutor who served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 2011 to 2019. His district included much of the Upstate region of South Carolina, including Greenville and Spartanburg.

  5. Darius Rucker

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    Darius Rucker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritermusiciansinger
    Biography

    Darius Carlos Rucker is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, and Dean Felber. The band released five studio albums with him as a member and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote most of the songs with the other members.

  6. Ainsley Earhardt

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    Ainsley Earhardt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    news presentertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Ainsley Earhardt is a conservative American television personality and author. She is a co-host of Fox & Friends.

  7. Jadeveon Clowney

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    Jadeveon Clowney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jadeveon Davarus Clowney is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, he attended South Pointe High School before playing college football for the Gamecocks at the University of South Carolina. As a sophomore there in 2012, he earned conference defensive player of the year honors and was named a unanimous All-American after he set single-season school records in quarterback sacks (13) and tackles for loss (23.5).

  8. Melvin Purvis

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    Melvin Purvis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1960 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Melvin Horace Purvis II was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent. Given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short, 5 ft 4 in (163 cm) frame, Purvis became noted for leading the manhunts that captured or killed bank robbers such as Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger, and Pretty Boy Floyd, but his high public profile was resented by local law enforcement. Purvis asserted he had killed Floyd single-handed, others variously claimed that Floyd had been already wounded, or even that Purvis had ordered Floyd summarily shot dead for refusing to provide information.

  9. Dawn Brancheau

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    Dawn Brancheau
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-2010 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    entertainer
    Biography

    Dawn Therese Brancheau was an American senior animal trainer at SeaWorld. She worked with orcas at SeaWorld Orlando for fifteen years, including a leading role in revamping the Shamu show, and was SeaWorld's poster girl. She was killed by an orca, Tilikum, becoming one of two SeaWorld trainers to be killed by an orca, along with another in Loro Parque in Spain.

  10. Kyle Carpenter

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    Kyle Carpenter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    William Kyle Carpenter is a medically retired United States Marine who received the United States' highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010. Carpenter is the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient.

  11. Zig Ziglar

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    Zig Ziglar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2012 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    motivational speakerwriter
    Biography

    Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

  12. Lilian Garcia

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    Lilian Garcia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singerring announcerbeauty pageant contestanttelevision presenterpodcaster
    Biography

    Lilián Annette Garcia is a Spanish-American ring announcer, singer and podcaster best known for her time with WWE. She is currently announcing for the Professional Fighters League (PFL).

  13. Toro y Moi

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    Toro y Moi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    musicianrecord producersingercomposerfilm producer
    Biography

    Chaz Bear, known professionally as Toro y Moi, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and graphic designer. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is often identified with the rise of the chillwave movement in 2010 and 2011. His stage name is a multilingual expression consisting of the Spanish words toro and y (meaning "bull" and "and", respectively) and the French word moi (meaning "me").

  14. Stanley Donen

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    Stanley Donen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2019 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerdancerchoreographer
    Biography

    Stanley Donen was an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are On the Town (1949) and Singin' in the Rain (1952), both of which he co-directed with star Gene Kelly. His other films include Royal Wedding (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), It's Always Fair Weather (1955), Funny Face (1957), Indiscreet (1958), and Charade (1963). He began his career in the chorus line on Broadway for director George Abbott, where he befriended Kelly. From 1943, he was in Hollywood and worked as a choreographer before beginning to collaborate with Kelly. After On the Town, Donen worked as a contract director for MGM under producer Arthur Freed producing critically well-received box-office hits. Donen and Kelly co-directed the musical Singin' in the Rain, released in April 1952, which has appeared on lists of the best films ever made. Donen's relationship with Kelly deteriorated during their final collaboration It's Always Fair Weather (1955). He then broke his contract with MGM to become an independent producer in 1957. He continued making films throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, often financial successes that gained positive attention. His film output became less frequent in the early 1980s, and he briefly returned to the stage as a director in the 1990s and again in 2002.

  15. Stephon Gilmore

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    Stephon Gilmore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Stephon Stiles Gilmore is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for South Carolina and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills tenth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. After five seasons as a starting cornerback for the Bills and a Pro Bowl invite in 2016, Gilmore signed a 5-year, $65 million contract with New England in 2017. He has since emerged as one of the league's top defensive players, garnering three more Pro Bowl invites and first-team All-Pro recognitions in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2019.

  16. Lee Atwater

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    Lee Atwater
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-1991 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    political adviser
    Biography

    Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater was an American political consultant and strategist for the Republican Party. He was an adviser to US presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee. Atwater aroused controversy through his aggressive campaign tactics, especially the Southern strategy.

  17. James Marion Sims

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    James Marion Sims
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1813-1883 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    surgeongynaecologistslaveholder
    Biography

    James Marion Sims was an American physician in the field of surgery, both known as the "father of modern gynaecology" and as a controversial figure for the ethical questions raised in developing his techniques. His most significant work was the development of a surgical technique for the repair of vesicovaginal fistula, a severe complication of obstructed childbirth. He is also remembered for inventing Sims' speculum, Sims' sigmoid catheter, and the Sims' position. However, as medical ethicist Barron H. Lerner states, "one would be hard pressed to find a more controversial figure in the history of medicine."

  18. Charlie Weis

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    Charlie Weis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    coachhead coach
    Biography

    Charles Joseph Weis Sr. is a former American football coach. He was the head coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2005 to 2009 and the Kansas Jayhawks from 2012 to 2014. He also served as an offensive coordinator in the National Football League for the New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Kansas City Chiefs.

  19. Johnny Chiang

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    Johnny Chiang
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Johnny Chiang Chi-chen is a Taiwanese politician. He was the penultimate Director-General of the Government Information Office from 2010 to 2011, a post he resigned to become a member of the Legislative Yuan in which he has served since 2012. In March 2020, he was elected the Chairman of the Kuomintang and assumed office on 9 March.

  20. Henry McMaster

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    Henry McMaster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Henry Dargan McMaster is an American politician, attorney, and member of the Republican Party who has been the 117th governor of South Carolina since January 24, 2017.

  21. Amos Lee

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    Amos Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterguitaristcomposerjazz musiciansinger
    Biography

    Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock, and soul. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English. After working as a schoolteacher and bartender he began to pursue a career in music. His manager Bill Eib, an artist manager and new artist development agent, submitted a demo recording to Blue Note Records which resulted in a recording contract and association with singer Norah Jones.

  22. Bob McNair

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    Bob McNair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2018 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    philanthropistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Robert C. McNair was an American businessman, philanthropist, and the owner of a National Football League team, the Houston Texans.

  23. Alex English

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    Alex English
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coachcoachactor
    Biography

    Alexander English is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and businessman.

  24. Curtis Scaparrotti

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    Curtis Scaparrotti
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Curtis Michael "Mike" Scaparrotti is a retired United States Army four-star general who last served as the Commander of United States European Command. He concurrently served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Scaparrotti previously served as the Director of the Joint Staff. Prior to his tour with the Joint Staff, Scaparrotti served as Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, the Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division.

  25. Leeza Gibbons

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    Leeza Gibbons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    television presenterradio personalityfilm actor
    Biography

    Leeza Kim Gibbons is an American talk show host. She is best known as a correspondent and co-host for Entertainment Tonight (1984–2000) as well as for having her own syndicated daytime talk show, Leeza (1993–2000). In 2013, her book Take 2 became a New York Times bestseller and she won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle or Travel program for the PBS show, My Generation. On February 16, 2015, Leeza was named the winner of Celebrity Apprentice, having raised $714,000 for her charity Leeza's Care Connection.

  26. Washed Out

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    Washed Out
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingercomposerrecord producer
    Biography

    Ernest Weatherly Greene Jr., known professionally as Washed Out, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

  27. Dan Reeves

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    Dan Reeves
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Daniel Edward Reeves is a former American football running back and coach in the National Football League (NFL). During his 38 years in the NFL, Reeves participated in nine Super Bowls, the third-most individual appearances. He served as a head coach for 23 seasons from 1981 to 2003, primarily with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons. As a player, he spent the entirety of his eight-season career with the Dallas Cowboys, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 1965. He was inducted to the Broncos Ring of Fame in 2014.

  28. Firdous Bamji

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    Firdous Bamji
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Firdous Bamji is an Indian-born actor and writer.

  29. Justin Smoak

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    Justin Smoak
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Justin Kyle Smoak is an American professional baseball first baseman who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Francisco Giants and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Yomiuri Giants.

  30. Preston Brooks

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    Preston Brooks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1819-1857 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerslaveholder
    Biography

    Preston Smith Brooks was an American politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina, serving from 1853 until his resignation in July 1856 and again from August 1856 until his death.

  31. Jackie Bradley, Jr

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    Jackie Bradley, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jackie Bradley Jr., nicknamed "JBJ", is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox. Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 200 pounds (91 kg), he bats left and throws right-handed.

  32. Melvin Ingram

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    Melvin Ingram
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Melvin Ingram III is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He played college football for the University of South Carolina, and earned All-American honors. He was selected by the Chargers in the first round with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

  33. Andrew Card

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    Andrew Card
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew Hill Card Jr. is an American politician and academic administrator who was White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006, as well as head of Bush's White House Iraq Group. Card served as United States Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush from 1992 to 1993.

  34. Joe Wilson

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    Joe Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    In 1972 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyermilitary officer
    Biography

    Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson Sr. is an American politician and attorney serving as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district since 2001. A member of the Republican Party, his district stretches from Columbia to the Georgia–South Carolina border. He served as the South Carolina State Senator from the 23rd district from 1985 to 2001.

  35. A'ja Wilson

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    A'ja Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    Studied in 2014-2018
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    A’ja Riyadh Wilson is an American professional basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Wilson played for the South Carolina Gamecocks in college, and helped lead the Gamecocks to their first NCAA Women's Basketball Championship in 2017, and won the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award. In the 2018 WNBA Draft, she was drafted first overall by the Aces. That same year, she won a record 3rd straight SEC Player of the Year award, led South Carolina to a record 4th straight SEC Tournament Championship, became the all-time leading scorer in South Carolina women's basketball history, and was a consensus first-team All-American for the 3rd consecutive season. Wilson swept all National Player of the Year awards (Wade, AP, Honda, USBWA, Wooden, and Naismith) as the best player in Women's College basketball for 2018.

  36. Sam Wyche

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    Sam Wyche
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-2020 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Samuel David Wyche was an American professional football player and coach. He was a player and head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals and a quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers. As head coach, he led the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII, which they lost to the 49ers 20–16, relinquishing the lead on a last-minute touchdown. He was also known for introducing the use of the no-huddle offense as a standard offense (as opposed to use at the end of the half).

  37. Renaldo Balkman

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    Renaldo Balkman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Renaldo Miguel Balkman is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player for Capitanes de Arecibo of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He also represents the Puerto Rican national team.

  38. Wade Hampton III

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    Wade Hampton III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1818-1902 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianslaveholder
    Biography

    Wade Hampton III was a Confederate States of America military officer during the American Civil War and politician from South Carolina. He came from a wealthy planter family, and shortly before the war he was one of the largest slaveholders in the Southeast as well as a state legislator. During the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate cavalry, where he reached the rank of lieutenant general.

  39. Sindarius Thornwell

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    Sindarius Thornwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    Studied in 2013
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Sindarius Thornwell is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Thornwell was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 48th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft before he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

  40. Ernest Hollings

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    Ernest Hollings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2019 (aged 97)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    In 1947 graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005. A conservative Democrat, he was also the 106th governor of South Carolina and the 77th lieutenant governor of South Carolina. He served alongside Democrat turned Republican Senator Strom Thurmond for 36 years, making them the longest-serving Senate duo in history. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living former U.S. Senator.

  41. David Beasley

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    David Beasley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Muldrow Beasley is an American politician and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme. A member of the Republican Party, Beasley also served one term as the 113th governor of South Carolina from 1995 until 1999.

  42. Chris Silva

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    Chris Silva
    Born in
    Gabon Flag Gabon
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Chris Silva Obame Correia Silva is a Gabonese professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Miami Heat and recently the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

  43. John Abraham

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    John Abraham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    John Antonio Abraham is a former American football outside linebacker and defensive end who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina, and was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Abraham also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals.

  44. Natasha Hastings

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    Natasha Hastings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    sprinterathletics competitor
    Biography

    Natasha Monique Hastings is an American track and field sprinter.

  45. Mignon Clyburn

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    Mignon Clyburn
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    government official
    Biography

    Mignon L. Clyburn is a former commissioner at the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), serving in that position since she was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2009.

  46. Te'a Cooper

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    Te'a Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Te'a Omari Cooper is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears.

  47. Rita Cosby

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    Rita Cosby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenterbiographerwriter
    Biography

    Rita Cosby is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host, and best selling author. She is currently a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated program Inside Edition, specializing in interviewing newsmakers and political figures. Cosby has received three Emmy Awards, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award. October 11, 2010, was declared "Rita Cosby Day" in the State of New York for her “extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community.”

  48. James Henry Hammond

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    James Henry Hammond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1807-1864 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjournalistslaveholder
    Biography

    James Henry Hammond was an attorney, politician, and planter from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835–36, the 60th Governor of South Carolina from 1842–44, and United States Senator from 1857 to 1860. He was considered one of the major spokesmen in favor of slavery in the years before the American Civil War.

  49. Darian Stewart

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    Darian Stewart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Darian Stewart is a former American football strong safety. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 NFL Draft and has also played for the Baltimore Ravens. As a member of the Denver Broncos, he won a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers. He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2017. He played college football at South Carolina.

  50. Robby Wells

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    Robby Wells
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    American football playerpolitician
    Biography

    Robert Carr Wells Jr. is an American politician, perennial candidate and former college football coach. He was the head football coach at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

  51. Tarence Kinsey

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    Tarence Kinsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Tarence Anthony Kinsey is an American professional basketball player for Orlandina Basket of the Serie A2 Basket. He played college basketball for University of South Carolina.

  52. Richard Riley

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    Richard Riley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Richard Wilson Riley is an American politician, the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton and the 111th governor of South Carolina. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Riley is the only Democrat to serve two consecutive terms as governor in the time since the state constitution was amended to allow governors to serve consecutive terms.

  53. Lonnie Chisenhall

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    Lonnie Chisenhall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Lonnie David Chisenhall is an American former professional baseball third baseman and outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians. He made his MLB debut with the Indians in June 2011 while playing third base. Chisenhall transitioned to right field later in his career.

  54. States Rights Gist

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    States Rights Gist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1831-1864 (aged 33)
    Occupations
    lawyermilitary officer
    Biography

    States Rights Gist was a lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army brigadier general who served during the American Civil War. A relative of several prominent South Carolinians, Gist rose to fame during the war but was killed at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. His name was based on the Southern states’ rights doctrine of nullification politics of his father, Nathaniel Gist. Nathaniel Gist was a disciple of John C. Calhoun and chose his son's name to reflect his own political sentiments.

  55. Anthony Gill

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    Anthony Gill
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    1992-.. (age 29)
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    basketball player
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    Anthony Remeral Gill is an American basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gill played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Virginia Cavaliers.

  56. Susan Abulhawa

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    novelistwriterjournalist
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    Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian American writer and political activist. She is the author of several books, and the founder of a non-governmental organization, Playgrounds for Palestine. She lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Her second novel, The Blue Between Sky And Water, was sold in 19 languages before its release. It was published in the UK on June 4, 2015, and in the US on September 1, 2015.

  57. Robert F. Furchgott

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    1916-2009 (aged 93)
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    biochemistphysicianpharmacistuniversity teacherchemist
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    Robert Francis Furchgott was a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist who contributed to the discovery of nitric oxide as a transient cellular signal in mammalian systems.

  58. Justice Cunningham

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    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Justice Cunningham is a former American football tight end. He played college football at South Carolina. In the 2013 NFL Draft, he was the 254th and last player to be drafted, making Cunningham the year's Mr. Irrelevant. Cunningham was the second consecutive Mr. Irrelevant for the Indianapolis Colts, who chose Chandler Harnish as the last pick of 2012 NFL Draft.

  59. André Bauer

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    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Rudolph Andreas "André" Bauer was the 87th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from 2003 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. Bauer was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1996–1999) and a member of the South Carolina State Senate (1999–2003). In 2016, he became a CNN political analyst, supporting the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. CNN dismissed Bauer in February 2019.

  60. Tamás Erdélyi

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    mathematician
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    Tamás Erdélyi is a Hungarian-born mathematician working at Texas A&M University. His main areas of research are related to polynomials and their approximations, although he also works in other areas of applied mathematics.

  61. Jake Bentley

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    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Jacob L. Bentley is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the South Alabama Jaguars. He previously played for the South Carolina Gamecocks and for the Utah Utes.

  62. Josh Wolff

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    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    association football player
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    Josh Wolff is an American soccer coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of Austin FC in Major League Soccer.

  63. John B. Floyd

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    1806-1863 (aged 57)
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    politicianlawyer
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    John Buchanan Floyd was the 31st Governor of Virginia, U.S. Secretary of War, and the Confederate general in the American Civil War who lost the crucial Battle of Fort Donelson.

  64. Bobby Cremins

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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    Graduated with marketing
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
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    Robert Joseph Cremins Jr. is an American retired college basketball coach. He served as a head coach at Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, and, most recently, the College of Charleston.

  65. Bill Oberst, Jr

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorvoice actor
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    William Oberst Jr. is an American stage, film and television actor of German descent. Known for his work in horror and cult films, his career includes projects in film, television and one-man-show theater performances. He first received recognition for his portrayals of icon and humorist Lewis Grizzard as performed in theatrical tours across the Southern United States. His role as the creepy 'Facebook Stalker' in the online interactive video film Take This Lollipop, which uses the Facebook Connect application to bring viewers themselves into the film through use of their own pictures and messages from Facebook, brought him widespread attention after the project received multiple Webby Awards nominations, three awards at SXSW, and a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award.

  66. Clint Mathis

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    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    association football player
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    Clint Mathis is an American former soccer player. He played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he scored one goal. He also played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars, where he scored five goals during a game in August 2000.

  67. P. J. Dozier

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    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball playerprofessional athlete
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    Perry Dozier Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

  68. Heath Hembree

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    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Richard Heath Hembree, nicknamed Heater, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). Listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and 220 pounds (100 kg), Hembree throws and bats right-handed. He made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2013 and has also played for the Boston Red Sox from 2014 to 2020 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020.

  69. Tom Rice

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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    In 1979 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    In 1982 graduated with Master of Arts
    In 1982 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeraccountant
    Biography

    Hugh Thompson Rice Jr. is an lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 7th congressional district. The district serves most of the northeastern corner of the state and includes Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand, Florence, Cheraw, and Darlington. A Republican, Rice was first elected in 2012 and was a member of the freshman class chosen to sit at the House Republican leadership table. He was chair of the Horry County Council until he resigned from the position on December 31, 2012.

  70. Jim Hodges

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
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    James Hovis Hodges is an American businessman, attorney, and politician who served as the 114th governor of South Carolina from 1999 to 2003. Since his victory in 1998, Hodges has remained the only Democrat elected to the South Carolina Governor's office since the 1982 election.

  71. James Strom Thurmond Jr

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    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
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    James Strom Thurmond Jr. is a former United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina and 2nd Circuit Solicitor. He is the son of former United States Senator Strom Thurmond and Nancy Moore Thurmond. His younger brother, Paul, is a former member of the South Carolina Senate. He is the half brother of the late author Essie Mae Washington-Williams, through his father. Thurmond graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1995 and University of South Carolina School of Law in 1998. He is the oldest currently living child of Strom Thurmond following the deaths of his older sister Nancy in 1993 and his half-sister Essie in 2013.

  72. Frederick Hart

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    1943-1999 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    sculptor
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    Frederick Elliott Hart was an American sculptor. The creator of hundreds of public monuments, private commissions, portraits, and other works of art, Hart is most famous for Ex Nihilo, a part of his Creation Sculptures at Washington National Cathedral, and The Three Servicemen (also known as The Three Soldiers), at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  73. Stephen K. Benjamin

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    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Stephen Keith Benjamin is an American politician and businessman serving as the 36th mayor of Columbia, South Carolina since July 2010. He is the first African American mayor in the city's history. Before serving as mayor, he worked in the Columbia metropolitan area as an attorney and served on various charitable organizations. On November 8, 2017, Benjamin won re-election for a third term as mayor with no votes because no other candidate filed. Benjamin was declared re-elected. Mayor Benjamin previously served as the 76th President of the United States Conference of Mayors.

  74. James Bonham

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    1807-1836 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    military personnel
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    James Bonham was a 19th-century American soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. He was a second cousin of Travis and was a messenger of the Battle of the Alamo. His younger brother, Milledge Luke Bonham, was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War, and served as Governor of South Carolina from 1862 to 1864.

  75. Lewis Charles Levin

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    1808-1860 (aged 52)
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    politicianlawyereditorjournalist
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    Lewis Charles Levin was an American politician, Know Nothing, and anti-Catholic social activist of the 1840s and 1850s. He served three terms in the United States Congress (U.S. House of Representatives, 1845–51), representing Pennsylvania's 1st District. Levin is considered to have been the first Jewish Congressman, although David Levy Yulee served as a territorial representative from Florida prior to Levin's entering Congress.

  76. Olin D. Johnston

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    Years
    1896-1965 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    In 1923 graduated with postgraduate degree
    In 1924 graduated with law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston was a Democratic Party politician from the US state of South Carolina. He served as the 98th governor of South Carolina, 1935–1939 and 1943–1945, and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1945 until his death from pneumonia in Columbia, South Carolina in 1965. He has become infamously well-known for denying clemency to George Stinney, a 14 year-old African-American boy who was sentenced to death in 1944 after a trial that lasted for one single day, a conviction overturned 70 years later.

  77. James Emerson Smith Jr

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    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
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    James Emerson Smith Jr. is an American politician who served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1996 to 2019. Smith is a combat veteran and a serving officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard, a small business owner, and a practicing attorney in Columbia, South Carolina.

  78. William Timmons

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    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
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    William Richardson Timmons IV is an American attorney, entrepreneur and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district since 2019. His district is in the heart of the Upstate and includes Greenville, Spartanburg, and most of their suburbs. A member of the Republican Party, Timmons served as the South Carolina State Senator from the 6th district from 2016 to 2018.

  79. Sheldon Brown

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    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Sheldon Dion Brown is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft and also played for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at South Carolina.

  80. Albert Mackey

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    1807-1881 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    physicianhistorianfreemasonry
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    Albert Gallatin Mackey was an American medical doctor and author. He is best known for his books and articles about freemasonry, particularly the Masonic Landmarks.

  81. Dandridge McRae

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    1829-1899 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    military leader
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    Dandridge McRae was an American lawyer, court official, and Inspector General of Arkansas State Troops, as well as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He served in several key battles that helped secure Arkansas for the Confederacy, prolonging the war in the Western Theater.

  82. Catherine Templeton

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    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Catherine Templeton is an American attorney and political figure from South Carolina. She was a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina in the 2018 election. Templeton is the former Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation in the Cabinet of Governor Nikki Haley.

  83. Paul Jubb

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    1999-.. (age 22)
    Occupations
    tennis player
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    Paul Jubb is a British tennis player. Jubb has a career high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles ranking of 427, which he achieved on 22 July 2019.

  84. Christopher Memminger

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    1803-1888 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Christopher Gustavus Memminger was a German-born American politician and a secessionist who participated in the Confederate States. He was the principal author of the Provisional Constitution (1861) as well as the founder of the Confederate financial system. As the first Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury, Memminger was the main author of the economic policies of Jefferson Davis's administration.

  85. Andrew Butler

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    1796-1857 (aged 61)
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    politicianlawyerjudge
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    Andrew Pickens Butler was a United States Senator from South Carolina who authored the Kansas-Nebraska Act with Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois.

  86. Alvin Greene

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    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Alvin Michael Greene is an American political candidate from the state of South Carolina. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint by a margin of 61.46% to 27.65%. He is the first African-American to be nominated for U.S. Senate by a major party in South Carolina. Greene is notable for the suspicions among members of his own party regarding the legitimacy of his 2010 primary victory, for his "strange, well-documented behavior on the campaign trail", for the intense media attention he received, and for pursuing his 2010 Senate bid despite having been indicted. He also ran for Congress in a February 2011 special election, receiving 37 votes.

  87. Vincent Sheheen

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    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Vincent Austin Sheheen is an American attorney and politician. He was a member of the South Carolina Senate from 2004 to 2020, representing the 27th District, which comprises Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster counties. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  88. Jack Weatherford

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    anthropologist
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    Jack McIver Weatherford is the former DeWitt Wallace Professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is best known for his 2004 book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. In 2006, he was awarded the Order of the Polar Star, Mongolia’s highest national honor for foreigners.

  89. Patrick Pizzella

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Patrick Pizzella is an American government official who has served as the 36th United States Deputy Secretary of Labor from April 17, 2018 to January 20, 2021. He was formerly a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority appointed by President Barack Obama. He held positions in several agencies during four prior Administrations. In 2019, after the resignation of Alexander Acosta, Pizzella served as the acting United States Secretary of Labor for more than 2 months.

  90. K. Lee Graham

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    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    model
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    Katherine Lee Graham, known professionally as K. Lee Graham, is an American model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2014.

  91. Lucius Mendel Rivers

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    1905-1970 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the University of South Carolina - Columbia
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politician
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    Lucius Mendel Rivers was a Democratic U.S. Representative from South Carolina, representing the Charleston-based 1st congressional district for nearly 30 years. He was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee as the U.S. escalated its involvement in the Vietnam War.

  92. Chuck Eidson

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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Charles Patrick Eidson Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He is 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) tall and he played mainly at the small forward position. He could also play at both the point guard and shooting guard positions, as well as a point forward.

  93. O'Neal Compton

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    Years
    1951-2019 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
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    Belton O'Neal Compton Jr. was an American actor and director.

  94. Larry Kellner

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    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Lawrence W. "Larry" Kellner is the former CEO of Continental Airlines, having succeeded Gordon Bethune as CEO in December 2004. Prior to his arrival at Continental, he served as the chief financial officer of American Savings Bank. Kellner retired as the airline's chief executive at the end of December 2009. During his career at Continental, he previously served as a vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Kellner currently serves as President of Emerald Creek Group, LLC - a Texas-based private equity firm primarily focused on real estate and chairman of The Boeing Company.

  95. Matthew Butler

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    1836-1909 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Matthew Calbraith Butler was an American military commander and attorney and politician from South Carolina. He served as a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, postbellum three-term United States Senator, and a major general in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War.

  96. Matt Moore

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    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Donald Matthew Moore is a Republican political strategist who served as the 18th chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party from 2013 to 2017. For most of his two terms, he was the youngest state chairman in America's two major political parties.

  97. Adam Everett

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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Jeffery Adam Everett, is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played college baseball for both the NC State Wolfpack and South Carolina Gamecocks. He was drafted in the first round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft and established himself for his defensive prowess as the starting shortstop for the Houston Astros in 2003. Everett continued his involvement in baseball as a roving infield instructor for the Houston Astros minor league system, and was named bench coach for the Astros on September 1, 2014.

  98. Carroll A. Campbell, Jr

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    Years
    1940-2005 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Carroll Ashmore Campbell Jr., was an American Republican Party politician who served as the 112th governor of South Carolina from 1987 to 1995. Prior to this, he served as a member of the South Carolina Senate representing the 2nd district from 1977 to 1978 and as a congressman representing South Carolina's 4th district from 1979 to 1987.

  99. Landon Powell

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    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Landon Reed Powell is an American collegiate baseball coach and former professional catcher. Powell played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics from 2009 to 2011. He was the catcher during Dallas Braden's perfect game on May 9, 2010.

  100. Dave Hollins

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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    David Michael Hollins is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball.