Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972

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Dates:
Birth 1882-05-02
Death 1972-04-09
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

James F. Byrnes was born on May 2, 1882, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Elizabeth McSweeney and James Byrnes. On May 2, 1906, he married Maude Busch, who was born in Aiken, SC, on October 22, 1883. Byrnes was elected Court Solicitor of the Second District in 1908; U.S. Congressman from 1911-1925; U.S. Senator from 1931-1941. He was appointed to serve as a Justice of U.S. Supreme Court 1941-1942. He also served as Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization, 1942; Director of the Office of War Mobilization (later the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion), 1942-1945; U.S. Secretary of State 1945-1947. He founded the James F. Byrnes Foundation in 1948. Byrnes was elected Governor of South Carolina, 1951-1955. He authored "Speaking Frankly" and "All in One Lifetime." James F. Byrnes died on April 9, 1972 in Columbia, South Carolina and was buried there.

From the description of James F. Byrnes papers. 1879-2007, 1933-1972. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23675437

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Subjects:

  • Civil rights--History
  • Depressions--1929
  • Presidents--Election--1936
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Governors--Election--1950
  • Presidents--Election--1944
  • Presidents--Elections--1968
  • Segregation--Law and legislation--History
  • Segregation in education--Law and legislation--History
  • Presidents--Election--1952
  • World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history
  • Scholarships--History
  • Governor
  • World War, 1939-1945--Reparations
  • Segregation
  • Presidents--Election--1960
  • Agriculture--History--20th century
  • Presidents--Election--1964
  • World War, 1939-1945--Peace
  • Presidents--Election--1956
  • Presidents--Election--1940
  • Segregation--History--20th century
  • Segregation in education
  • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects

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  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
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