Dibble, Samuel b. September 16, 1837 d. September 16, 1913 U.S. Congressman. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he graduated from Wofford College, in 1856 and taught at Shilow Academy, (1856-58). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced to practice law in Orangeburg, South Carolina. During the Civil War, he served as a Lieutenant in the Confederate Army’s 1st Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers and 25th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. After the war, he resumed the practice of law and was editor of the Orangeburg News...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA
Felder, John Myers b. July 7, 1782 d. September 1, 1851 US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1808, commenced the practice of law and served as a Major in the South Carolina State Militia in the War of 1812. He was a member of the State House of Representatives, 1812 to 1816, 1822 to 1824 and in the State Senate, 1816 to 1820. In 1831, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress and as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third Congress, serving until 1835. He declined to be a candidate for re-nomination, engaged in agricultural...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Midway Plantation, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA
Mann, Edward Coke b. November 21, 1879 d. November 11, 1931 US Congressman. He represented South Carolina's 8th District in the Sixty-sixth Congress from 1919 to 1921. Mann graduated from The Citadel in Charleston in 1901 and earned a law degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1906. For several years he was a practicing attorney in Calhoun County and served as Solicitor for the state's First Circuit from 1916 to 1919. A Democrat, he was elected to the US House of Representatives to complete the term of Asbury Francis Lever, who had...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA
Sims Jr., Col. Hugo Sheridan b. October 14, 1921 d. July 9, 2004 Banker, Editor, War Hero and former U.S. Congressman. War hero who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and the Bronze Star during World War II, and went on to be elected to the South Carolina state legislature and to become one of the youngest members to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 28. A 1941 Wofford College graduate served briefly as the editor of Orangeburg’s The Times and Democrat, which his grandfather founded, before enlisting in...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA Plot: Burial was July 11, 2004.
Stokes, James William b. December 12, 1853 d. July 6, 1901 US Congressman. Born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, he graduated from Washington and Lee University Virginia, in 1876, taught school for twelve years and then graduated in medicine from Vanderbilt University Tennessee. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in South Carolina in 1889, was president of the State Farmers’ Alliance, a member of the South Carolina State Senate in 1890 and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892. In 1895, he presented credentials as a Democratic member...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA
Whittaker, Johnson Chesnut b. 1859 d. 1931 US Military Figure. Born a slave on the Chesnut Plantation, Whittaker was one of the first three African-Americans to attend West Point, selected to fill the vacancy caused by the dismissal of James Webster Smith, the first black Cadet. In 1880, Whittaker's military career was ended after three masked white cadets who had hazed him and attempted to force him to resign broke into his room, attacked him with a razor and left him bleeding, unconscious and tied to his bed. Whittaker was expelled...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Orangeburg Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA