James Francis Byrnes

James Francis Byrnes

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 9 Apr 1972 (aged 92)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 1586 · View Source
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US Congressman, Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Supreme Court Associate Justice, South Carolina Governor. He was admitted to the bar in 1903, commenced law practice in Aiken, South Carolina, was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving 1911 to 1925. In 1930, he was elected as a Democrat to the US Senate and served until his resignation in 1941, having been appointed US Justice Supreme Court Associate, serving until 1942. In 1945, he was appointed Secretary of State in President Harry Truman's cabinet and he served until 1947. After his term, he resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C. and was elected Governor of South Carolina, serving 1951 to 1955.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Francis Byrnes (2 May 1879–9 Apr 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 1586, citing Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .