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! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from DATE-Present<ref>[http://www.scstatehouse.gov/man13/54_FormerLtGovs.pdf ''South Carolina State House,'' Former Lieutenant Governors, accessed March 27, 2014]</ref>
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| 1|| Thomas Broughton || 1730-1737 || PARTY DOT
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| 2|| William Bull || 1738-1755 || PARTY DOT
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| 3|| William Bull II || 1755-1756 || PARTY DOT
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| 4|| Henry Laurens || 1776-1777 || PARTY DOT
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| 5|| James Parson || 1777-1779 || PARTY DOT
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| 6|| Thomas Bee || 1779-1780 || PARTY DOT
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| 7|| Christopher Gadsden || 1780-1782 || PARTY DOT
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| 8|| Richard Hutson || 1782-1783 || PARTY DOT
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| 9|| Richard Beresford || 1783-1783 || PARTY DOT
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| 10|| William Moultrie || 1784-1785 || PARTY DOT
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| 11|| Charles Drayton || 1785-1787 || PARTY DOT
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| 12|| Thomas Gadsen || 1787-1789 || PARTY DOT
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| 13|| Isaac Holmes || 1791-1792 || PARTY DOT
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| 14|| James Ladson || 1792-1794 || PARTY DOT
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| 15|| Lewis Morris || 1794-1796 || PARTY DOT
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| 16|| Robert Anderson || 1796-1798 || PARTY DOT
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| 17|| John Drayton || 1798-1800 || PARTY DOT
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| 18|| Richard Winn || 1800-1802 || PARTY DOT
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| 19|| Ezekiel Pickens || 1802-1804 || PARTY DOT
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| 20|| Thomas Sumter, Jr. || 1804-1806 || PARTY DOT
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| 21|| John Hopkins || 1806-1808 || PARTY DOT
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| 22|| Frederick Nance || 1808-1810 || PARTY DOT
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| 23|| Samuel Farrow || 1810-1812 || PARTY DOT
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| 24|| Eldred Simkins || 1812-1814 || PARTY DOT
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| 25|| Robert Creswell || 1814-1816 || PARTY DOT
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| 26|| John A. Cuthbert || 1816-1818 || PARTY DOT
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| 27|| William Youngblood || 1818-1820 || PARTY DOT
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| 28|| William C. Pinckney || 1820-1822 || PARTY DOT
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| 29|| Henry Bradley || 1822-1824 || PARTY DOT
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| 30|| William A. Bull || 1824-1826 || PARTY DOT
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| 31|| James H. Witherspoon || 1826-1828 || PARTY DOT
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| 32|| Thomas Williams || 1828-1830 || PARTY DOT
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| 33|| Patrick Noble || 1830-1832 || PARTY DOT
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| 34|| Charles Cotesworth Pinckney || 1832-1834 || PARTY DOT
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| 35|| Whitemarch B. Seabrook || 1834-1836 || PARTY DOT
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| 36|| William DuBose || 1836-1838 || PARTY DOT
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| 37|| B.K. Henagan || 1838-1840 || PARTY DOT
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| 38|| W. K. Clowney || 1840-1842 || PARTY DOT
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| 39|| Isaac Donnom Witherspoon || 1842-1844 || PARTY DOT
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| 40|| J. F. Ervin || 1844-1846 || PARTY DOT
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| 41|| William Cain || 1846-1848 || PARTY DOT
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| 42|| William H. Gist || 1848-1850 || PARTY DOT
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| 43|| Joshua John Ward || 1850-1852 || PARTY DOT
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| 44|| James H. Irby || 1852-1854 || PARTY DOT
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| 45|| Richard Detreville || 1854-1856 || PARTY DOT
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| 46|| Gabriel Cannon || 1856-1858 || PARTY DOT
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| 47|| M. E. Carn || 1858-1860 || PARTY DOT
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| 48|| W. W. Harllee || 1860-1862 || PARTY DOT
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| 49|| Plowden C. J. Weston || 1862-1864 || PARTY DOT
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| 50|| Robert G. McCaw || 1864-1865 || PARTY DOT
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| 51|| W. D. Porter || 1865-1868 || PARTY DOT
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| 52|| Lemuel Boozer || 1868-1870 || PARTY DOT
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| 53|| A. J. Ransier || 1870-1872 || PARTY DOT
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| 54|| R. Howell Gleaves || 1872-1874 || PARTY DOT
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| 55|| R. H. Gleaves || 1874-1876 || PARTY DOT
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| 56|| W. D. Simpson || 1876-1879 || PARTY DOT
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| 57|| John D. Kennedy || 1880-1882 || PARTY DOT
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| 58|| John C. Sheppard || 1882-1886 || PARTY DOT
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| 59|| William L. Mauldin || 1886-1890 || PARTY DOT
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| 60|| Eugene B. Gary || 1890-1893 || PARTY DOT
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| 61|| W. H. Timmerman || 1893-1897 || PARTY DOT
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| 62|| M. B. McSweeney || 1897-1899 || PARTY DOT
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| 63|| Robert B. Scarborough || 1899-1901 || PARTY DOT
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| 64|| James H. Tillman || 1901-1903 || PARTY DOT
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| 65|| J. T. Sloan || 1903-1907 || PARTY DOT
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| 66|| Thomas G. McLeod || 1907-1911 || PARTY DOT
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| 67|| Charles A. Smith || 1911-1915 || PARTY DOT
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| 68|| Andrew J. Bethea || 1915-1919 || PARTY DOT
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| 69|| J. T. Liles || 1919-1921 || PARTY DOT
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| 70|| Wilson G. Harvey || 1921-1923 || PARTY DOT
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| 71|| E. B. Jackson || 1923-1927 || PARTY DOT
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| 72|| Thomas Bothwell Butler || 1927-1931 || PARTY DOT
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| 73|| James O. Sheppard || 1931-1935 || PARTY DOT
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| 74|| J. E. Harley || 1935-1941 || PARTY DOT
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| 75|| Ransome J. Williams || 1943-1945 || PARTY DOT
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| 76|| George Bell Tummerman Jr. || 1947-1955 || PARTY DOT
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| 77|| Ernest F. Hollings || 1955-1959 || PARTY DOT
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| 78|| Burnett R. Maybank Jr. || 1959-1963 || PARTY DOT
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| 79|| Robert E. McNair || 1963-1965 || PARTY DOT
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| 80|| John C. West || 1967-1971 || PARTY DOT
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| 81|| Earle E. Morris Jr. || 1971-1975 || PARTY DOT
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| 82|| W. Brantley Harvey Jr. || 1975-1979 || PARTY DOT
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| 83|| Nancy Stevenson || 1979-1983 || PARTY DOT
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| 84|| Michael R. Daniel || 1983-1987 || PARTY DOT
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| 85|| Nick A. Theodore || 1987-1995 || PARTY DOT
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| 86|| Robert Lee Peeler || 1995-2003 || PARTY DOT
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| 87|| Andre Bauer || 2003-2011 || PARTY DOT
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| 88|| Ken Ard || 2011-2012 || PARTY DOT
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| 89|| [[Glenn McConnell]] || 2012-Current || PARTY DOT
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Revision as of 13:13, 27 March 2014

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $39,250,109
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  South Carolina Constitution, Article IV, Section VIII
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Glenn McConnell
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  March 13, 2012
Compensation:  $46,545
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
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The Lieutenant Governor of the State of South Carolina is an elected Constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the Executive branch, and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of South Carolina. The Lieutenant Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms.

Beginning in 2018, the lieutenant governor will be elected on a joint ticket with the governor. The change is the result of a ballot measure passed by voters in 2012.[1]

Current officer

See also: Current Lieutenant Governors

The current lieutenant governor is Glenn McConnell. He assumed office on March 9, 2012 by virtue of his role as Pro Tem of the South Carolina Senate. He succeeded James Ken Ard (R) in office, who resigned amid a criminal investigation into his campaign spending.[2]

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section VIII:

A Lieutenant Governor shall be chosen at the same time, in the same manner, continue in office for the same period, and be possessed of the same qualifications as the Governor.

Qualifications

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A candidate for the lieutenant governor must be:

  • at least 30 years old
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a resident of South Carolina for at least five years
  • a believer in the existence of the "Supreme Being"

Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor may not hold office or a commission under any other power, excepting that of a militia.


Vacancies

Under Article IV, Sections VI and XI, the Lieutenant Governor replaces the Governor almost any time the latter is unable to discharge the office:

Section VI:

If the Governor-elect dies or declines to serve, the Lieutenant Governor-elect shall become Governor for a full term. If the Governor-elect fails to take the oath of office at the commencement of his term, the Lieutenant Governor shall act as Governor until the oath is administered.

Section XI:

In the case of the removal of the Governor from office by impeachment, death, resignation, disqualification, disability, or removal from the State, the Lieutenant Governor shall be Governor. In case the Governor be impeached, the Lieutenant Governor shall act in his stead and have his powers until judgment in the case shall have been pronounced. In the case of the temporary disability of the Governor and in the event of the temporary absence of the Governor from the State, the Lieutenant Governor shall have full authority to act in an emergency.

If the Lieutenant Governor is also unable to serve the legally set-up line of succession is employed and the full powers of the Governor devolve upon whoever takes the office.

Additionally, each South Carolina State Senate elects a Senate President Pro Tem each times it convenes, an officer who fills in for the Lieutenant Governor's Senatorial duties as needed.

Elections

South Carolina state government organizational chart
See also: Gubernatorial election cycles by state
See also: Election of lieutenant governors

South Carolina elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For South Carolina, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first Wednesday following the second Tuesday in the January following an election. Thus, January 12, 2011 and January 14, 2015 are inaugural days.

If there is a tie, a joint session of the legislature shall cast ballots to choose the lieutenant governor from the two highest vote getters.

Change to joint ticket

Beginning in 2018, the governor and lieutenant governor will be elected on a joint ticket. The change is the result of a ballot measure passed by voters in 2012.[1]

While some, including former Gov. Mark Sanford, long supported moving to the joint ticket, it was the resignation of former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard (R) that brought the issue to the forefront. Following Ard's resignation due to ethics violations, Glenn McConnell, as Senate President Pro Tempore, ascended to the position. As President Pro Tempore McConnell was the state's most powerful legislator, the position of lieutenant governor, however, is a relatively weak one. As such, McConnell initially considered stepping down as President in order to avoid becoming lieutenant governor, but eventually accepted the new role, saying he could not go against the South Carolina Constitution.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Under the new changes, the governor would have appointed a new lieutenant governor in the event of a vacancy, allowing McConnell to retain his seat.[1]

Full History


Duties

The Lieutenant Governor is South Carolina's second highest Constitutional Officer. Under the State Constitution, the lieutenant governor serves as the president of the Senate and assumes the position of governor if for any reason the governor is unable to perform the duties of that office.

As president of the Senate, the lieutenant governor is the presiding officer and is often called upon to make significant rulings which affect the outcome of senate votes and debates. Legally, the Lieutenant Governor only has a vote in the Senate when the chamber's members are evenly divided.

Due to the passage of a ballot measure in 2012, this role will no longer exist in 2018. Instead the chamber will elect a President pro tempore.[3]

Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2012-2013 was $39,250,109.[4]

Compensation

See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries

The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.

2013

In 2013, the lieutenant governor was paid an estimated $46,545. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[5]

2010

As of 2010, the lieutenant governor was paid $100,000 a year, the 19th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.

Historical officeholders

List of Former Officeholders from DATE-Present[6]
# Name Tenure Party
1 Thomas Broughton 1730-1737 PARTY DOT
2 William Bull 1738-1755 PARTY DOT
3 William Bull II 1755-1756 PARTY DOT
4 Henry Laurens 1776-1777 PARTY DOT
5 James Parson 1777-1779 PARTY DOT
6 Thomas Bee 1779-1780 PARTY DOT
7 Christopher Gadsden 1780-1782 PARTY DOT
8 Richard Hutson 1782-1783 PARTY DOT
9 Richard Beresford 1783-1783 PARTY DOT
10 William Moultrie 1784-1785 PARTY DOT
11 Charles Drayton 1785-1787 PARTY DOT
12 Thomas Gadsen 1787-1789 PARTY DOT
13 Isaac Holmes 1791-1792 PARTY DOT
14 James Ladson 1792-1794 PARTY DOT
15 Lewis Morris 1794-1796 PARTY DOT
16 Robert Anderson 1796-1798 PARTY DOT
17 John Drayton 1798-1800 PARTY DOT
18 Richard Winn 1800-1802 PARTY DOT
19 Ezekiel Pickens 1802-1804 PARTY DOT
20 Thomas Sumter, Jr. 1804-1806 PARTY DOT
21 John Hopkins 1806-1808 PARTY DOT
22 Frederick Nance 1808-1810 PARTY DOT
23 Samuel Farrow 1810-1812 PARTY DOT
24 Eldred Simkins 1812-1814 PARTY DOT
25 Robert Creswell 1814-1816 PARTY DOT
26 John A. Cuthbert 1816-1818 PARTY DOT
27 William Youngblood 1818-1820 PARTY DOT
28 William C. Pinckney 1820-1822 PARTY DOT
29 Henry Bradley 1822-1824 PARTY DOT
30 William A. Bull 1824-1826 PARTY DOT
31 James H. Witherspoon 1826-1828 PARTY DOT
32 Thomas Williams 1828-1830 PARTY DOT
33 Patrick Noble 1830-1832 PARTY DOT
34 Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 1832-1834 PARTY DOT
35 Whitemarch B. Seabrook 1834-1836 PARTY DOT
36 William DuBose 1836-1838 PARTY DOT
37 B.K. Henagan 1838-1840 PARTY DOT
38 W. K. Clowney 1840-1842 PARTY DOT
39 Isaac Donnom Witherspoon 1842-1844 PARTY DOT
40 J. F. Ervin 1844-1846 PARTY DOT
41 William Cain 1846-1848 PARTY DOT
42 William H. Gist 1848-1850 PARTY DOT
43 Joshua John Ward 1850-1852 PARTY DOT
44 James H. Irby 1852-1854 PARTY DOT
45 Richard Detreville 1854-1856 PARTY DOT
46 Gabriel Cannon 1856-1858 PARTY DOT
47 M. E. Carn 1858-1860 PARTY DOT
48 W. W. Harllee 1860-1862 PARTY DOT
49 Plowden C. J. Weston 1862-1864 PARTY DOT
50 Robert G. McCaw 1864-1865 PARTY DOT
51 W. D. Porter 1865-1868 PARTY DOT
52 Lemuel Boozer 1868-1870 PARTY DOT
53 A. J. Ransier 1870-1872 PARTY DOT
54 R. Howell Gleaves 1872-1874 PARTY DOT
55 R. H. Gleaves 1874-1876 PARTY DOT
56 W. D. Simpson 1876-1879 PARTY DOT
57 John D. Kennedy 1880-1882 PARTY DOT
58 John C. Sheppard 1882-1886 PARTY DOT
59 William L. Mauldin 1886-1890 PARTY DOT
60 Eugene B. Gary 1890-1893 PARTY DOT
61 W. H. Timmerman 1893-1897 PARTY DOT
62 M. B. McSweeney 1897-1899 PARTY DOT
63 Robert B. Scarborough 1899-1901 PARTY DOT
64 James H. Tillman 1901-1903 PARTY DOT
65 J. T. Sloan 1903-1907 PARTY DOT
66 Thomas G. McLeod 1907-1911 PARTY DOT
67 Charles A. Smith 1911-1915 PARTY DOT
68 Andrew J. Bethea 1915-1919 PARTY DOT
69 J. T. Liles 1919-1921 PARTY DOT
70 Wilson G. Harvey 1921-1923 PARTY DOT
71 E. B. Jackson 1923-1927 PARTY DOT
72 Thomas Bothwell Butler 1927-1931 PARTY DOT
73 James O. Sheppard 1931-1935 PARTY DOT
74 J. E. Harley 1935-1941 PARTY DOT
75 Ransome J. Williams 1943-1945 PARTY DOT
76 George Bell Tummerman Jr. 1947-1955 PARTY DOT
77 Ernest F. Hollings 1955-1959 PARTY DOT
78 Burnett R. Maybank Jr. 1959-1963 PARTY DOT
79 Robert E. McNair 1963-1965 PARTY DOT
80 John C. West 1967-1971 PARTY DOT
81 Earle E. Morris Jr. 1971-1975 PARTY DOT
82 W. Brantley Harvey Jr. 1975-1979 PARTY DOT
83 Nancy Stevenson 1979-1983 PARTY DOT
84 Michael R. Daniel 1983-1987 PARTY DOT
85 Nick A. Theodore 1987-1995 PARTY DOT
86 Robert Lee Peeler 1995-2003 PARTY DOT
87 Andre Bauer 2003-2011 PARTY DOT
88 Ken Ard 2011-2012 PARTY DOT
89 Glenn McConnell 2012-Current PARTY DOT

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Contact information

State House, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 142
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Phone:803-734-2080
Fax:803-734-2082
E-mail: ltgov@scsenate.org

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