Category Archives: in memoriam

In Memoriam: Martha Cunningham Monteith (1921-2019)

Martha Cunningham Monteith passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019. A pioneer in speech pathology, she was the first trained speech therapist employed by the South Carolina public school system, establishing the inaugural program at Richland County District One in 1949. … Continue reading

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by Herb Hartsook We are all mourning the passing of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings.  He was a giant among our political elite, but more important to me, he was an inspiration.  I was blessed to get the opportunity to work … Continue reading

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Liz Patterson: A Personal Tribute

Liz Patterson will be sorely missed.  As you’ve already read in the memorial blog post, she and her family have been generous donors in developing our Olin Johnston collection and then her own congressional collection. Son Pat has been quoted … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Elizabeth “Liz” Patterson (1939 – 2018)

My family taught me that our world is only as good as you make it, and one of the ways to make it better is to participate in the political process. ~ Liz Patterson, announcing for Congress in 1986 _____________________________________ … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Sarah Leverette (1919-2018)

Sarah Leverette has always been a friend to SCPC and was a regular attendee at our various events.  Even as recently as August 6th, we saw her at the opening of our Richard W. Riley collection, an occasion that featured … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel

Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel (1938-2017) passed away Saturday after battling cancer.  A small memorial exhibit is on display at the entrance to the Hollings Library through the end of April.  SCPC is honored to preserve Ravenel’s papers, five feet of … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Crawford Cook

Crawford Cook passed away this past weekend.  He was the ultimate political insider.  In 1997, he graciously sat for an oral history interview during which he reflected on his life. He began his life in politics as campaign manager for … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Drummond (1919-2016)

Former state senator John Drummond of Ninety Six, S.C., passed away on September 3rd. A World War II Air Force fighter pilot and successful businessman, Drummond represented Greenwood County in the Senate for over forty years and led the Senate … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Ray Harris

Republican pioneer Ray Harris of Darlington, S.C., passed away this week.  He served as state Party chairman from 1968 to 1971 and as its Executive Director from 1965 to 1968.  In 2001, he graciously sat for an interview as part … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Judge Sol Blatt, Jr.

We mourn the passing of our good friend, Senior U.S. District Court Judge Sol Blatt, Jr., on Wednesday, April 20th. The Barnwell, S.C., native was the longest-serving judge in the 4th circuit, having been nominated for the court by President … Continue reading

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