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  Hollings, Ernest F. "Fritz"
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NameErnest F. "Fritz" Hollings
Address
Charleston, South Carolina 29201, United States
Emailinfo@hollings.senate.gov
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Born January 01, 1922
DiedApril 06, 2019 (97 years)
ContributorKarma Policeman
Last ModifedRP
Apr 06, 2019 09:29am
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Divorced - Married - Lutheran - Straight -
InfoFritz Hollings has been fighting for South Carolina most of his life. A native of Charleston, he graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and immediately received a commission from the U.S. Army. He served as an officer in the North African and European campaigns in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons. When he returned from the war, he entered the University of South Carolina School of Law. Working through holidays and summers, he graduated in 1947 -- less than three years after he began.

The following year, at age 26, he began his long career of public service when he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In his second term, his peers voted him Speaker Pro Tempore, a post to which he was re-elected in 1953. Two years later, he became Lieutenant Governor. In 1958, recognizing his leadership, achievements and dedication to public service, the people of South Carolina chose him for the highest office in the state. At 36, he was the youngest man in the 20th century to be elected Governor of South Carolina.

In 1966, South Carolinians elected Hollings to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term of Olin Johnson, an office to which he's been elected seven times.

Having been elected to the Senate for the seventh time in 1998, Senator Hollings is in the fourth year of his current term. Today, he is the fifth most senior member of the Senate and the fourth most senior Democrat.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 15, 2015 07:00am General Hollings makes a grand gesture to Charleston — and American — history  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jan 04, 2005 12:00am Perspective Hollings office went the extra mile for S.C. students  Article Joshua L. 
Dec 17, 2004 12:00am Press Release Closing its Doors Friday, Hollings' Press Office Offers List of 38 Classic "Hollings-isms"  Article SC-Conservative 
Oct 15, 2004 12:00am Profile The Nitty-Gritty Senator (Hollings)  Article SC-Conservative 
May 27, 2004 12:00am Commentary The S.C. Senator & the Jews  Article None Entered 
May 07, 2004 12:00am Commentary Why we're in Iraq- by Fritz Hollings  Article SC-Conservative 

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FAMILY
Wife Peatsy Hollings 00, 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/03/1998 SC US Senate Won 52.68% (+6.99%)
  11/03/1992 SC US Senate Won 50.07% (+3.12%)
  11/04/1986 SC US Senate Won 63.10% (+27.50%)
  07/01/1984 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.19% (-38.13%)
  07/01/1984 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.01% (-98.77%)
  11/04/1980 SC US Senate Won 70.37% (+40.74%)
  06/10/1980 SC US Senate - D Primary Won 81.20% (+70.63%)
  07/15/1976 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-94.24%)
  11/05/1974 SC US Senate Won 69.50% (+40.88%)
  11/05/1968 SC US Senate Won 61.89% (+23.78%)
  06/11/1968 SC US Senate - D Primary Won 78.39% (+56.78%)
  11/08/1966 SC US Senate - Special Election Won 51.35% (+2.70%)
  06/14/1966 SC US Senate - Special D Primary Won 60.81% (+21.61%)
  06/12/1962 SC US Senate - D Primary Lost 34.28% (-31.44%)
  11/04/1958 SC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/24/1958 SC Governor - D Runoff Won 56.78% (+13.56%)
  06/10/1958 SC Governor - D Primary Won 41.93% (+6.91%)
ENDORSEMENTS
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Donnie Fowler, Jr.
Union County Sheriff- D Primary Runoff - Jun 22, 2004 D Howard Wells
SC US President - D Primary - Feb 03, 2004 D John Kerry
US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury - Aug 11, 1995 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1988 D Jesse L. Jackson
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
US Ambassador to Mozambique - Sep 11, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 D Gary Hart
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Secretary of Labor - Jan 26, 1977 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
US President - D Convention - Aug 17, 1956 D George Bell Timmerman, Jr.