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James M. Waddell, Jr. Collection

Waddell, James M., Jr. (1922-2003)

Papers, 1887-1918, 1935-2004, 3.75 ft.

James Madison Waddell, Jr., represented Beaufort and Jasper Counties as a Democrat in the South Carolina General Assembly for over thirty-five years. He was particularly interested in coastal conservation issues, and was founder and chairman of the South Carolina Coastal Council (now the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management). In 1992 he resigned from the Senate to serve as an appointee of Governor Carroll Campbell on the state Tax Commission.

The collection consists of personal and public papers relating to various aspects of Waddell's life and more than thirty-five years of service in the South Carolina General Assembly (Beaufort and Jasper Counties) between 1954 and 1992.

Oral History Transcript (22 pages)
Former state senator James Madison Waddell, Jr. (1922-2003) of Beaufort, South Carolina, reflects on state government, his service in the General Assembly as a member of the House, 1955-1958, and Senate, 1961-1993, and involvement in the campaigns of Fritz Hollings, 1960 and 1966, and John West in 1970.


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