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SC Governors – Ransome Judson Williams, 1945-1947

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Ransome Judson Williams

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: January 4, 1892 in Cope, South Carolina
  • Died: January 7, 1970
  • Buried:
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Political Party: Democrat
Portrait of Ransome Judson Williams
Ransome Judson Williams
Courtesy of South Carolina Legislative Manual



  • Pharmacist

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1945–1947

  • A retirement system for teachers and other state, county, and city employees was created
  • August 1945 – World War II ended

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1931-1932
  • Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1943-1945

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

Election Results

  • On January 2, 1945, Williams succeeded to office following the resignation of Governor Olin D. Johnston

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