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Encyclopedia > Robert Evander McNair

Robert Evander McNair (born December 14, 1923 in Cades, South Carolina) was governor of the U.S. state of South Carolina from 1965 to 1971. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...

McNair served in the US Navy during World War II, being awarded a bronze star for his service. After the war he completed his bachelors degree in 1947 at the University of South Carolina, followed by a law degree at the same school in 1948. He practiced law in Moncks Corner, South Carolina and Allendale, South Carolina from which he was elected to the SC House of Representatives in 1951. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1962, then succeeded Donald S. Russell in 1965. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of South Carolina (also known as USC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Moncks Corner is the county seat of Berkeley County, South Carolina. ... Allendale is a town located in Allendale County, South Carolina. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Donald Stuart Russell (February 22, 1906-February 22, 1998) was Democratic Senator from South Carolina. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...

He was a Democrat and a pro-education governor. After his term as governor, he began a law firm in Columbia, where he still resides (in 2005). He was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame, and awarded an honorary doctorate in 2005 by Francis Marion University, a school he signed into creation while governor in 1970. The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is the longest-standing political party in the world. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Marion University, located in Florence, South Carolina, is a liberal arts school named after Francis Marion. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

He was governor during the Orangeburg Massacre in 1968 which he blamed on Black Power advocates, and called it a stain on the state's good record in civil rights. He said it was "one of the saddest days in the history of South Carolina." Following this, McNair became much more proactive in working to defuse tensions that were present during the Civil Rights era and the integration of the public schools. On February 8, 1968, around 200 protestors had gathered on the campus of South Carolina State University to protest the segregation of the towns only bowling alley. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Racial integration, or simply integration, in United States usage, includes desegregation (the process of ending systematic racial segregation). ...

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On the 31st of December, McNair's brigade took part in the brilliant charge of McCown's division, which, aided by Withers and Cheatham, drove the Federal right a distance of between three and four miles, bending it back upon the center, until the line was at right angles to its original position.
In May, McNair's brigade was sent from the army of Tennessee to reinforce the army forming under Joseph E. Johnston for the relief of Vicksburg.
At Chickamauga, McNair's was one of the eight brigades which, under Longstreet's direction, rushed through the gap in the Federal line and put one wing of the Union army to rout.
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