Johnston, Olin DeWitt Talmadge

Johnston, Olin DeWitt Talmadge

November 18, 1896–April 18, 1965

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  • Title Johnston, Olin DeWitt Talmadge
  • Coverage November 18, 1896–April 18, 1965
  • Author
  • Keywords Governor, U.S. senator, family left the farm for the factory, Cole Blease, 42nd “Rainbow” Division, fierce opponent of what he called “ring rule.”, Ibra C. Blackwood, “Machine Gun Olin.”, stalwart defender of white supremacy, “Mr. Civil Service”, continued to vote like a New Deal liberal,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date July 22, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 5, 2022
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