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University of South Carolina

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Columbia, SC

Founding Date:
1801

Motto:
Emollit mores nec sinit esse feros

Team:
Gamecocks

Enrollment:
27,000

Official Website:
http://www.sc.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lee Atwater
Politician
27-Feb-1951 29-Mar-1991 RNC Chairman, 1988-90
André Bauer
Politician
20-Mar-1969   Lt. Governor of South Carolina
Donald W. Beatty
Judge
c. 1952   Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court
James A. Bennett
Business
c. 1960   First Citizens Bank of South Carolina
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Religion
2-Apr-1928 14-Nov-1996 Archbishop of Chicago, 1982-96
Carroll Campbell
Politician
24-Jul-1940 7-Dec-2005 Governor of South Carolina, 1987-95
Andrew Card
Government
10-May-1947   White House Chief of Staff, 2001-06
Jim Clyburn
Politician
21-Jul-1940   Congressman, South Carolina 6th
Rita Cosby
Journalist
18-Nov-1964   MSNBC anchor
Diane C. Creel
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Ecovation
Bobby Cremins
Basketball
4-Jul-1947   Head Coach, College of Charleston
Mark Dantonio
Football
9-Mar-1956   Head Coach, Michigan State
Harris E. DeLoach, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Sonoco Products
Harry S. Dent, Sr.
Government
21-Feb-1930 28-Sep-2007 Devised Nixon's Southern Strategy
Butler Derrick
Politician
30-Sep-1936   Congressman from South Carolina, 1975-95
Stanley Donen
Film Director
13-Apr-1924   Singin' in the Rain
Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
Basketball
21-Mar-1954   Head Coach, Los Angeles Clippers
Edward Floyd
Doctor
c. 1934   Floyd Medical Associates
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Leeza Gibbons
TV Personality
26-Mar-1957   Host of Entertainment Tonight
Trey Gowdy
Politician
22-Aug-1964   Congressman, South Carolina 4th
Lindsey Graham
Politician
9-Jul-1955   US Senator from South Carolina
DuBose Heyward
Novelist
31-Aug-1885 16-Jun-1940 Porgy
Jim Hoagland
Journalist
22-Jan-1940   The Washington Post
Jim Hodges
Politician
19-Nov-1956   Governor of South Carolina, 1999-2003
Fritz Hollings
Politician
1-Jan-1922   US Senator from South Carolina, 1967-2005
Aubrey Hooks
Diplomat
18-May-1948   US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
David F. Houston
Government
17-Feb-1866 2-Sep-1940 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20
Lester A. Hudson, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   Wunda Weve Carpets
John W. Jenrette, Jr.
Politician
9-May-1936   Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Olin D. Johnston
Politician
18-Nov-1896 18-Apr-1965 Governor and Senator from South Carolina
Lawrence W. Kellner
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Continental Airlines
James R. Mann
Politician
27-Apr-1920 20-Dec-2010 Congressman from South Carolina, 1969-79
Steve A. Matthews
Attorney
c. 1956   Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Peter McCausland
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Airgas
John L. McMillan
Politician
12-Apr-1898 3-Sep-1979 Congressman from South Carolina, 1939-73
Robert E. McNair
Politician
14-Dec-1923 17-Nov-2007 Governor of South Carolina, 1965-71
Darla Moore
Business
1-Aug-1954   President of Rainwater, Inc.
Joseph F. Neely
Business
c. 1940   Senior VP at Sara Lee, 1987-93
Harriet O'Neill
Judge
20-Apr-1957   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Elizabeth J. Patterson
Politician
18-Nov-1939   Congresswoman from South Carolina, 1987-93
Grady L. Patterson
Politician
13-Jan-1924 7-Dec-2009 South Carolina Treasurer for 37 years
Costa M. Pleicones
Judge
29-Feb-1944   Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court
Melvin Purvis
Government
26-Oct-1903 29-Feb-1960 Top G-man of the 1930s
John Rainey
Business
?   Easlan Capital, Inc.
Dan Reeves
Football
19-Jan-1944   Former NFL Head Coach
Donna Rice
Activist
7-Jan-1958   Anti-porn crusader, slept with Gary Hart
Richard W. Riley
Politician
2-Jan-1933   Governor of South Carolina, 1979-87
L. Mendel Rivers
Politician
28-Sep-1905 28-Dec-1970 Congressman from South Carolina, 1941-70
George Rogers
Football
8-Dec-1958   Winner, 1980 Heisman Trophy
Darius Rucker
Singer
13-May-1966   Hootie and the Blowfish
Donald S. Russell
Politician
22-Feb-1906 22-Feb-1998 Governor of South Carolina, 1967-71
Daniel S. Sanders
Business
c. 1939   ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Dennis W. Shedd
Judge
28-Jan-1953   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
J. Marion Sims
Doctor
25-Jan-1813 13-Nov-1883 Father of gynecology
Jack Skolds
Business
c. 1950   EVP at Exelon, 2003-07
Floyd Spence
Politician
9-Apr-1928 16-Aug-2001 Congressman from South Carolina, 1971-2001
Robin Tallon
Politician
8-Aug-1946   Congressman from South Carolina, 1983-93
Lee M. Thomas
Government
13-Jun-1944   CEO of Rayonier
Glenn F. Tilton
Business
c. 1948   CEO of United Air Lines
George Bell Timmerman, Jr.
Politician
11-Aug-1912 29-Nov-1994 Governor of South Carolina, 1955-59
Jean Hoefer Toal
Judge
11-Aug-1943   South Carolina Chief Justice
Alfred C. Tollison, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
William B. Traxler, Jr.
Judge
1-May-1948   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
John H. Waller, Jr.
Judge
31-Oct-1937   Justice, South Carolina Supreme Court
Charlie Weis
Football
30-Mar-1956   Head Coach, University of Kansas
John C. West
Politician
27-Aug-1922 21-Mar-2004 Governor of South Carolina, 1971-75
David A. Westerlund
Business
c. 1950   EVP at Ball Corporation
David Wilkins
Politician
12-Oct-1946   US Ambassador to Canada
William W. Wilkins, Jr.
Judge
29-Mar-1942   4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986-2007
Joe Wilson
Politician
31-Jul-1947   Congressman, South Carolina 2nd

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Whit Ayres
Government
c. 1949   North Star Opinion Research
Robby Benson
Actor
21-Jan-1956   1970s teen idol
Butler Derrick
Politician
30-Sep-1936   Congressman from South Carolina, 1975-95
James Dickey
Poet
2-Feb-1923 19-Jan-1997 Deliverance
William A. Emerson, Jr.
Journalist
28-Feb-1923 25-Aug-2009 Editor, Saturday Evening Post, 1965-69
Charles L. Evans
Economist
15-Jan-1958   President and CEO, Chicago Fed
Edward Floyd
Doctor
c. 1934   Floyd Medical Associates
Donald Fowler
Government
12-Sep-1935   DNC chairman, 1995-97
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Lester A. Lefton
Educator
c. 1947   President, Kent State University
John M. Palms
Physicist
6-Jun-1935   President, University of South Carolina, 1991-2002
Rick Rescorla
Victim
27-May-1939 11-Sep-2001 Anticipated both WTC attacks, died in 9/11
Dennis W. Shedd
Judge
28-Jan-1953   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Joan Hinde Stewart
Educator
c. 1943   President, Hamilton College
Richard L. Walker
Scholar
13-Apr-1922 22-Jul-2003 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David M. Beasley
Politician
26-Feb-1957   Governor of South Carolina, 1995-99
Charles Bierbauer
Journalist
?   CNN Correspondent, 1981-2001
Edward Floyd
Doctor
c. 1934   Floyd Medical Associates
Lester A. Lefton
Educator
c. 1947   President, Kent State University
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
Author
9-Jul-1790 9-Jul-1870 Georgia Scenes
James Moeser
Educator
1939   Chancellor, UNC Chapel Hill
John M. Palms
Physicist
6-Jun-1935   President, University of South Carolina, 1991-2002
Donald S. Russell
Politician
22-Feb-1906 22-Feb-1998 Governor of South Carolina, 1967-71
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Joan Hinde Stewart
Educator
c. 1943   President, Hamilton College
Glenn F. Tilton
Business
c. 1948   CEO of United Air Lines
Richard L. Walker
Scholar
13-Apr-1922 22-Jul-2003 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bud Carson
Football
28-Apr-1931 8-Dec-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers DC, 1972-77
Bobby Cremins
Basketball
4-Jul-1947   Head Coach, College of Charleston
Paul Dietzel
Football
5-Sep-1924   South Carolina Head Coach, 1966-74
Al Groh
Football
13-Jul-1944   Head Coach, University of Virginia
Lou Holtz
Football
6-Jan-1937   Head Coach, South Carolina, 1999-2004
Jeff Lebo
Basketball
5-Oct-1966   Head Coach, Auburn University
Frank McGuire
Basketball
8-Nov-1914 11-Nov-1994 NCAA Basketball Coach
Joe Morrison
Football
21-Aug-1937 5-Feb-1989 NY Giant, Gamecocks Coach
Dave Odom
Basketball
9-Oct-1942   Head Coach, U. of South Carolina
Tubby Smith
Basketball
30-Jun-1951   Former Head Coach, University of Minnesota
Steve Spurrier
Football
20-Apr-1945   Head Coach, South Carolina Gamecocks
Donnie Walsh
Basketball
1-Mar-1941   President of the New York Knicks
Charlie Weis
Football
30-Mar-1956   Head Coach, University of Kansas


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