Governor of South Carolina 1942-1943 following the death of Joseph Emile Harley. He served in the South Carolina Senate from 1926-1958 and as President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina State Senate 1941-1942.
Richard Manning Jefferies (1889-1964) — also known as R. M. Jefferies — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C. Born in Union County, S.C., February 27, 1889. Democrat.
Member of South Carolina state senate, 1926-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928, 1936, 1944 (alternate), 1956; Governor of South Carolina, 1942-43.
Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 20, 1964 (age 75 years, 53 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery.
Relatives: Married to Annie K. Savage (1888-1966).
Annie K. Savage Jefferies
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