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“L” is for Littlejohn, Cameron Bruce (1913-2007)

“L” is for Littlejohn, Cameron Bruce (1913-2007). Attorney, legislator, jurist. A native of Pacolet, Littlejohn attended Wofford and received his law degree from USC. He was admitted to the bar in 1936 and in the same year was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives. Littlejohn resigned his seat in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army until 1946 when he returned home and reclaimed his seat in the House. From 1947 to 1949 he served as Speaker. In 1949 he was elected to the resident judgeship of the seventh Judicial Circuit where he served until his election to the South Carolina Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1967. In 1984 he was elected chief justice. Although Cameron Bruce Littlejohn’s term lasted only sixteen months, he left a notable impact on the state’s court system.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.