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John C. Calhoun

In 1825, American statesman John C. Calhoun moved to an estate that is now home to the campus of Clemson University. The school was founded by his son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson.

Calhoun served twice as vice president, in the Cabinet, the U.S. Senate and ...

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Businessman Vardry McBee known as Father of Greenville

Vardry McBee (1775-1864) was a businessman, philanthropist and industrialist who built a textile mill along the banks of the Reedy River.

Known as the Father of Greenville, McBee is credited with constructing more than 100 buildings in Greenville County.

McBee gave land to ...

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Joel R. Poinsett was a physician, botanist and American statesman

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779-December 12, 1851) was a member of the United States House of Representatives, the first United States Minister to Mexico (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896), a U.S. Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and a ...

Pete Hollis' contributions to education made him a hero

Pete Hollis' story should inspire the "C" students of the world -- or at least console their parents.

Lawrence Peter Hollis was poorly prepared academically for the rigors of the University of South Carolina when he entered in 1901. The farm boy from Chester ...

Revolutionary War figure Richard Pearis namesake of Paris Mountain

Richard Pearis (1725 – 1794) was an Indian trader, a pioneer settler of Upstate South Carolina, and a Loyalist officer during the American Revolution.

Born in Ireland in 1725, he was 10 years old when his family immigrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. ...

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Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., a graduate of Greenville High and Clemson University, was the only U.S. casualty of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis.

The U2 spy plane he piloted was shot down Oct. 27, 1962. He was 35.

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Greenville County named for Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene

A 7-foot bronze statue of Major General Nathanael Greene, who led American troops in the South during the Revolutionary War, stands in The Greenville News plaza at the corner of Broad and South Main streets.

Greene, who was appointed by George Washington in 1780 ...

 
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