James Carl Kearse (b. 1893) — also known as J. Carl Kearse — of Bamberg, Bamberg County, S.C. Born in Olar, Bamberg County, S.C., March 29, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1921-24; member of South Carolina state senate, 1940; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944. Methodist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
Relatives: Son of J. J. Kearse and Mildred (Bamberg) Kearse; married, November 15, 1922, to Daisye Rizer.
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