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Byrnes, James Francis

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist, Politician


1879 - Born on May 2nd in Charleston, South California. American lawyer and Democratic politician.

1906 - Married to Maude Busch on May 2nd.

1911 - He was a congressional representative from South Carolina.

1931 - Elected as Senator from South Carolina.

1941 - He was an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1945 - Became the U.S. Secretary of State.

1951 - Elected as Governor of South Carolina.

1958 - Wrote his memoir 'All in One Lifetime'.

1972 - Died on April 9th in Columbia, South Carolina.


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