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James B. Edwards

American politician

James Burrows Edwards (June 24, 1927 – December 26, 2014) was an American politician. He served as the 110th Governor of South Carolina from January 1975 through January 1979. He served as the third United States Secretary of Energy under Ronald Reagan's cabinet from January 1981 through January 1982.

James Burrows Edwards
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110th Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 21, 1975 – January 10, 1979
LieutenantW. Brantley Harvey Jr.
Preceded byJohn C. West
Succeeded byRichard Riley
3rd United States Secretary of Energy
In office
January 23, 1981 – November 5, 1982
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byCharles Duncan, Jr.
Succeeded byDonald P. Hodel
Member of the South Carolina Senate from the 13th District
In office
January 9, 1973 – December 6, 1974
Personal details
Born(1927-06-24)June 24, 1927
Hawthorne, Florida
DiedDecember 26, 2014(2014-12-26) (aged 87)
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCollege of Charleston (B.A.)
University of Louisville (D.M.D.)
University of Pennsylvania
ProfessionOral Surgeon
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Maritime Service
United States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II

Edwards was born in Hawthorne, Florida. Edwards died at his home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina on December 26, 2014 at the age of 87 from complications from a stroke.[1]

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