West, John Carl

August 27, 1922–March 21, 2004

John West: In His Own Words

The selection of documents digitized here encompass the entirety of West's life and career, including legislative and executive work in South Carolina, documents from his diplomatic tenure, speeches, photographs, and personal reflections in correspondence, memoirs, and diaries.

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  • Title West, John Carl
  • Coverage August 27, 1922–March 21, 2004
  • Author
  • Keywords Governor, diplomat, U.S. Strategic Bomb Survey, election in 1948 to the State Highway Commission, major accomplishments were passage of mandatory automobile insurance for all drivers and the creation of the Coastal Zone Planning and Management Council, the Housing Authority, the Health Policy and Planning Council, the Social Development Council, and the Commission on Human Relations, accepted an appointment as ambassador to Saudi Arabia,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date August 19, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update September 13, 2016
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