James Burrows “Jim” Edwards

James Burrows “Jim” Edwards

Hawthorne, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Death 26 Dec 2014 (aged 87)
Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 140489144 · View Source
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US Presidential Cabinet Secretary, South Carolina Governor. He served as the 3rd United States Secretary of the Department of Energy under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 until 1982. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 110th Governor of the State of South Carolina (1975 until 1979). During World War II, he served with the United States Maritime Service and later the United States Naval Reserves. He attained his Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston and received his D.MD from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, before his post graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to practice oral surgery in the Charleston-area, prior to entering the political arena, as a member of the South Carolina State Senate. During his tenure as governor, Edwards made history by becoming the first Republican elected following Reconstruction. He reinstated the death penalty and provided finding which was designated to assist the state's impoverished school districts.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Burrows “Jim” Edwards (24 Jun 1927–26 Dec 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 140489144, citing Christ Church Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .