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Daniel I. Ross, Jr. Papers

Ross became active in Republican politics in 1960 and played a significant role in transforming the Republican Party in South Carolina.

Ross, Daniel I., Jr. (1923-2008)

Papers, 1904, c. 1930s-2008

Daniel Iradell Ross, Jr. was an early Republican activist who helped elect James B. Edwards governor of South Carolina in 1974, the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction.  Ross became active in Republican politics in 1960 and played a significant role in transforming the Party in South Carolina.

Collection Finding Aid
The Dan Ross papers consist of 8.75 ft. of material, 1904–2008, arranged in four series: General Papers, Topical Files, Photographs and Clippings.  The collection documents his leadership of the Republican Party in Barnwell County and in South Carolina, work at the Savannah River Plant, work on behalf of Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness [CNTA], interest in the history of Blackville and Barnwell County, ownership and rental of a beachfront home on Edisto Island, and the operation of his family farm, chiefly the harvesting of timber.

Oral History Transcript
In this 2001 interview, Daniel I. Ross, Jr. (1923-2008) reflects on his life and particularly his activity in the Republican Party in South Carolina.


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