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Duncan Clinch Heyward
Birth: Jun. 24, 1864
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1943
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

South Carolina Governor. Heyward was orphaned when seven years old and was raised by his maternal grandmother. He was educated in the schools of Charleston and the Cheltenham Military academy in Pennsylvania, then graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. In 1887 he returned to live and farm the land in Colleton County which he had inherited from his father. While living in Colleton County he was made captain of the Combahee Mounted Riflemen and became a member of the Pythias, of the Masons and Odd Fellows. In the Pythians he was made grand chancellor and it was in this position that he formed many warm friendships and ultimately was persuaded to run for Governor. However, he would first have to win the Democrat primary for Governor. He would face fellow Democrat, W. J. Talbert, a former congressman, considered one of the most experienced politicians in the State. Despite his lack of political experience he soundly defeated Talbert in both primaries. Since there was no Republican candidate in the General election he ran unopposed and took office on January 22, 1903. After his two year term expired he was again nominated for Governor, this time without opposition. During his second term as Governor he was elected president of the Standard Warehouse company and would continue in this capacity after his second term ended in 1907. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Campbell Heyward (1864 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Katherine Bayard Heyward (1886 - 1974)*
  May Campbell Heyward Belser (1888 - 1942)*
  Duncan Clinch Heyward (1890 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
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Duncan Clinch Heyward
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Duncan Clinch Heyward
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- Donna Lee Wall
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- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Apr. 9, 2012
Rest in Peace Governor
- glenda
 Added: Mar. 10, 2012
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