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Olin D. Johnston

AKA Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston

Born: 18-Nov-1896
Birthplace: Honea Path, SC
Died: 18-Apr-1965
Location of death: Columbia, SC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Barkers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from South Carolina

Military service: US Army (1917-19, Sgt.)

Father: Edward Andrews Johnston
Mother: Lelia Webb
Wife: Gladys E. Atkinson (m. 27-Dec-1924, one son, two daughters)
Son: Olin D. Johnston, Jr.
Daughter: Sallie Leigh Johnston
Daughter: Elizabeth J. Patterson (US Congresswoman, b. 18-Nov-1939)

    University: Textile Industrial Institute, Spartanburg, SC (1915)
    University: Wofford College (attended 1915-17)
    University: BA, Wofford College (attended 1920-21)
    University: MA Rural Economy, University of South Carolina (1923)
    Law School: LLB, University of South Carolina Law School (1924)

    US Senator, South Carolina (3-Jan-1945 to 18-Apr-1965, his death)
    Governor of South Carolina (19-Jan-1943 to 2-Jan-1945)
    Governor of South Carolina (15-Jan-1935 to 17-Jan-1939)
    South Carolina State House of Representatives (1927-30)
    South Carolina State House of Representatives (1923-24)
    Faucette and Johnston Partner
    American Legion
    Democratic National Committee South Carolina (1935-40)
    Democratic National Committee South Carolina (1944-48)
    Disabled American Veterans
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Knights of Pythias
    Optimists Club
    Shriners
    South Carolina Bar 1924
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Woodmen of the World


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