James F. Byrnes

American politician

James Francis Byrnes (US: /ˈbɜːrnz/; May 2, 1882 – April 9, 1972) was an American judge and politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was also the 104th Governor of South Carolina from 1951 through 1955. From 1945 through 1947, he was the United States Secretary of State during the Harry S. Truman presidency.

James F. Byrnes
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104th Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 16, 1951 – January 18, 1955
LieutenantGeorge Timmerman
Preceded byStrom Thurmond
Succeeded byGeorge Timmerman
49th United States Secretary of State
In office
July 3, 1945 – January 21, 1947
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byEdward Stettinius Jr.
Succeeded byGeorge Marshall
Director of the Office of War Mobilization
In office
May 27, 1943 – July 3, 1945
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJohn Snyder
Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization
In office
October 3, 1942 – May 27, 1943
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byFred M. Vinson
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
In office
June 25, 1941 – October 3, 1942[1]
Nominated byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byJames McReynolds
Succeeded byWiley Rutledge
United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
March 4, 1931 – July 8, 1941
Preceded byColeman Blease
Succeeded byAlva M. Lumpkin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byJames Patterson
Succeeded byButler Hare
Personal details
Born
James Francis Byrnes

(1882-05-02)May 2, 1882
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedApril 9, 1972(1972-04-09) (aged 89)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Maude Busch (m. 1906)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Timeline of the Court - James F. Byrnes". Supreme Court Historical Society. Retrieved July 10, 2012.