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SC Governors – Richard Manning Jefferies, 1942-1943

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Richard Manning Jefferies

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: February 27, 1889 in Union County, South Carolina
  • Died: April 20, 1964 in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Buried: Liveoak Cemetery in Walterboro, South Carolina
  • Religion:
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of Richard Manning Jefferies
Richard Manning Jefferies
Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library



  • Teacher
  • Editor
  • Lawyer

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1942–1943

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina Senate, 1926-1958
  • President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate, 1941-1942

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Jefferies served as editor of the Walterboro Press and Standard

Election Results

  • On March 2, 1942, as President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina Senate, Jefferies succeeded to office following the death of acting Governor Joseph Emile Harley

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