Herbert Kirsh

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Herbert Kirsh
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South Carolina House District 47
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Herbert Kirsh was a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 47.


Kirsh earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1949.

Professional experience

Kirsh served in the United States Naval Reserves for two years. He then worked as a businessman with Kirsh Department Store. He is now retired.

Political experience

Kirsh served as a County Delegate at the State Democratic Convention. He also served as Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Clover from 1971 to 1975. He then served as Mayor from 1975 to 1978. Kirsh joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1978 and served in that position until 2010, representing the 47th District.

Committee assignments

While in the South Carolina House, Kirsh served on the following committee:

Subcommittee on General Government, Personnel, and Benefits
Subcommittee on Legislative, Executive, and Local Government
Subcommittee on Proviso, Chair



Kirsh ran unopposed in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 47 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Kirsh was defeated by Tommy Pope (R) in the general election on November 2.[1]


On November 4, 2008, Kirsh won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,254 votes, representing District 47. 

Kirsh raised $41,069 for his campaign.[2]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 47 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herbert Kirsh (D) 11,254

Campaign donors


Kirsh raised $41,069 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
J M Family Enterprises $1,250
South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association $1,050
13 different donors each donated: $1,000


Kirsh is widowed and has four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
South Carolina House of Representatives District 47
Succeeded by
Tommy Pope (R)