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  Clyburn, James E. "Jim"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJames E. "Jim" Clyburn
Address501 Juniper St
Columbia, South Carolina , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 21, 1940
Died Still Living (73 years)
ContributorRP
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Feb 18, 2014 05:32pm
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InfoCongressman Jim Clyburn has been praised as an "unashamed advocate of his constituents" by his hometown newspaper, Columbia�s The State, and called the "Carolina Kingmaker" by the Washington-based National Journal. This Sumter native was first elected to serve South Carolina�s Sixth Congressional District in 1992, and has been honored by his constituents with an overwhelming majority of the vote in each subsequent election. In the 2002 election with newly drawn district lines, he received 67% of the vote in a 53% minority district.

Jim Clyburn enjoys the same support from his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been elected to serve in the House Democratic Caucus leadership as Vice Chair, the fourth-ranking Democratic representative, for the 108th Congress. This is the latest in a distinguished list of leadership roles during his decade of Congressional service. Congressman Clyburn was elected co-President of his Freshman class, served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in 1997 and 1998, and most notably was elected in a rare unanimous vote to Chair the Congressional Black Caucus for the 106th Congress. It was in that role that Congressman Clyburn led the largest Congressional delegation ever to visit the financial centers of New York�s Wall Street and Chicago�s LaSalle Street. He moved environmental justice issues to the forefront of the Caucus� agenda and successfully pushed for integration of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

He currently serves on the coveted House Appropriations Committee, where he is a member of the Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development, Transportation and Treasury, and Legislative Branch. In his first three terms, Congressman Clyburn served on the Veterans Affairs and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, where he was the ranking member on the Veterans Affairs' Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee.

Following his graduation from South Carolina State University, Congressman Clyburn served as a teacher, an employment counselor, and director of two youth and community development projects in Charleston, South Carolina. He was appointed to the staff of Governor John C. West in January 1971, and in October 1974 Governor West appointed him South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner where he served until retiring from state government in 1992 to run for Congress.

Congressman Clyburn currently serves as Steering Committee Chairman for the International Museum of African American History in Charleston, South Carolina and is a member of the governing boards of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina; Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; and The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. He is a life member of the N.A.A.C.P., a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and is a Mason and Shriner. A graduate of the South Carolina Executive Institute, Congressman Clyburn has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by twelve Colleges and Universities.

Congressman Clyburn is married to the former Emily England of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The couple has three daughters, Mignon, Angela, and Jennifer Clyburn Reed, a son-in-law, Walter Reed, and two grandchildren, Walter A Clyburn Reed and Sydney Alexis Reed.





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Feb 19, 2009 10:00pm General SC Rep [Clyburn]: Opposition to stimulus is slap in face  Article DFWDem 
Apr 24, 2008 09:00pm General Black Congressman [Clyburn] Denounces Bill Clinton’s Remarks  Article Monsieur 
Mar 21, 2007 12:00am News Democrats Split on Iraq Bill  Article particleman 

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FAMILY
Daughter Mignon L. Clyburn 1962-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/10/2014 SC District 6 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2012 SC - District 06 Won 93.62% (+88.09%)
  11/02/2010 SC - District 06 Won 62.86% (+26.45%)
  06/08/2010 SC District 06 - D Primary Won 90.07% (+80.15%)
  11/18/2008 US House Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 SC - District 6 Won 67.48% (+35.01%)
  11/16/2006 US House Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 SC - District 06 Won 64.36% (+30.21%)
  01/04/2006 Democratic Caucus Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 SC - District 06 Won 66.97% (+34.04%)
  11/05/2002 SC District 6 Won 66.98% (+34.94%)
  06/11/2002 SC District 6 - D Primary Won 88.79% (+77.59%)
  11/07/2000 SC District 6 Won 71.76% (+45.77%)
  11/03/1998 SC District 6 Won 72.56% (+46.76%)
  11/05/1996 SC District 6 Won 69.41% (+39.38%)
  06/11/1996 SC District 6 - D Primary Won 87.54% (+75.07%)
  11/08/1994 SC District 6 Won 63.80% (+27.62%)
  08/09/1994 SC District 6 - D Primary Won 85.71% (+71.41%)
  11/03/1992 SC District 6 Won 65.26% (+30.56%)
  08/25/1992 SC District 6 - D Primary Won 56.10% (+41.08%)
  06/10/1986 SC Secretary of State - D Primary Lost 46.51% (-6.98%)
  06/27/1978 SC Secretary of State - D Runoff Lost 45.74% (-8.52%)
  06/13/1978 SC Secretary of State - D Primary Won 42.96% (+0.07%)
ENDORSEMENTS
SC District 01 - Special D Primary - Mar 19, 2013 D Elizabeth Colbert Busch
WI - District 02 - D Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Mark Pocan
NC Governor - D Primary - May 08, 2012 D Bob Etheridge
SC US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 D Mazie Ferguson
LA District 2 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2010 D Cedric L. Richmond
Columbia, SC Mayor - Apr 06, 2010 D Steve Benjamin
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
MN District 05 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Keith Ellison
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Donnie Fowler, Jr.
SC US President - D Primary - Feb 03, 2004 D Richard A. Gephardt
SC US President - D Primary - Feb 03, 2004 D John Kerry
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Richard A. Gephardt
FEC COMMITTEES
C00255562 Friends of Jim Clyburn $ 1233310.00