Sol Blatt, Olin D. Johnston, and Gov. Donald Russell. University of South Carolina, South Carolina Political Collections.

Blatt, Solomon

February 27, 1895–May 14, 1986

Sol Blatt: In His Own Words

These documents reveal Blatt's thoughts on issues such as race, economic development, taxes, nuclear energy, and a number of other topics at a critical time in South Carolina's history. Personal letters also detail the day-to-day work of a state politician as well as something of Blatt's drive and personality. Blatt was perhaps the most powerful South Carolina politician of the mid-twentieth century, rendering his papers an invaluable source for understanding the dramatic changes the state has experienced since World War II

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  • Title Blatt, Solomon
  • Coverage February 27, 1895–May 14, 1986
  • Author
  • Keywords Legislator, Blackville, World War I, Speaker Pro Tem, Speaker of the House of Representatives, “just a darn good country lawyer”
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
  • URL
  • Access Date July 13, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 19, 2022
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