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  Richards, John Gardiner
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJohn Gardiner Richards
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Liberty Hill, South Carolina , United States
EmailNone
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Born September 11, 1864
DiedOctober 09, 1941 (77 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 05, 2015 05:02pm
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InfoPolitical Party: Democrat



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Born
September 11, 1864 in Liberty Hill, SC


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Religion: Presbyterian


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Education
Bingham Military Institute - NC


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Occupations
Lieutenant Colonel, South Carolina Militia
Farmer


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Died: October 9, 1941


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Buried: Liberty Hill, SC


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Major Events and Accomplishments - 1927-1931
Governor Richards was the first governor to be elected under the amendment to the state constitution that set the length of the gubernatorial term to four years - 1926
Enforcement of the state's blue laws was one of Governor Richards' primary concerns - 1927-1931
An attempt to ban the teaching of evolution in public schools was defeated in the South Carolina House of Representatives - April 19, 1927
Mary Gordon Ellis of Jasper County, the first woman to win a seat in the General Assembly, was elected to the South Carolina Senate - November 6, 1928
A special committee appointed by the General Assembly to investigate unrest and strikes in the state's textile industry concluded that textile workers had been mistreated by management - 1929
Fort Motte native Julia Peterkin won the Pulitzer Prize for Scarlet Sister Mary - May 14, 1929
The US stock market crashed - October 24, 1929
Already suffering under an agricultural depression, South Carolina's agricultural industry was hid harder by the Great Depression than any other sector of the state economy.
WCSC in Charleston, the state's first radio station, went on the air - May 9, 1930


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Other Government Positions
South Carolina House of Representatives - 1898-1910
South Carolina Railroad Commissioner - 1910-1918, 1922-1926


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  11/04/1926 SC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/14/1926 SC Governor - D Runoff Won 58.20% (+16.41%)
  08/31/1926 SC Governor - D Primary Won 25.85% (+5.78%)
  08/27/1918 SC Governor - D Primary Lost 29.24% (-28.72%)
  09/08/1914 SC Governor - D Runoff Lost 37.88% (-24.25%)
  08/25/1914 SC Governor - D Primary Won 20.53% (+1.08%)
  08/30/1910 SC Governor - D Primary Lost 9.27% (-22.44%)
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