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The Edward E. Saleeby Collection

Saleeby, Edward E. (1927-2002)


Papers, 1968-2002, 0.2 ft.

A native of Hartsville, Saleeby was elected to the S.C. House in 1950 and served there from 1951 to 1959. In 1972 he opposed and defeated powerful incumbent South Carolina state senator "Spot" Mozingo, a legendary figure in South Carolina politics, in a fiercely competed Democratic primary contest and served in the Senate from 1972 until his death. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment during a distinguished career was his role in reforming South Carolina's automobile insurance industry. Saleeby received his LL.B. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1949 and served on the USC Board of Trustees, 1961 to 1972.

The Saleeby Collection consists of approximately 2” of material, chiefly consisting of copies of newspaper clippings documenting his 1972 Senate campaign and 1981 automobile insurance effort. Also included are campaign ephemera, some miscellaneous items, some photographs and editorial cartoons.

 

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