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Campbell, Carroll Ashmore Jr.

Born: 1940 AD
Died: 2005 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Governor, Politician

1940 – He was born on the 24th of July in Greenville, South Carolina, to Carroll Campbell, Sr. and Anne Williams Campbell.

         – He was educated in Greenville’s public schools and graduated from the McCallie School in Tennessee.

1959 – At 19, he worked in the real estate business; he co-founded a successful chain of parking facilities.

1967 – He co-founder of a business that developed a chain of 13 Burger King restaurants.

         – He became an active breeder of Arabian horses, owning a chain of 19 Wendy’s restaurants in South Carolina.

1970-1974 – He was first elected to public office as a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives.

1976 – He run for a special election and won a seat representing Greenville in the state Senate.

1979 – He was elected to the United States Congress from South Carolina’s fourth congressional district.

1987 – Campbell was elected as Governor of South Carolina.

1990 – He was re-elected as Governor of South Carolina.

1995 – He became President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers.

2001 – He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was forced to abandon plans to run for Governor.

2002 – He retired as CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers in January.

2005 – He was admitted to a long-term residential treatment facility for Alzheimer’s patients in August.

         – He died of a heart attack on the 7th of December, at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina.