"S" is for Spence, Floyd Davidson (1928-2001)
"S" is for Spence, Floyd Davidson (1928-2001). Legislator, congressman. An all-state football player, Spence attended the University of South Carolina on a football scholarship. He later received his law degree from USC. In 1956 he was elected to the South Carolina House as a Democrat from Lexington County. He was one of the first legislators to switch to the Republican Party. In 1962 he lost a close race for a seat in Congress. In 1966 he was elected to the state Senate. \Four years later he was elected to Congress, representing the Second Congressional District. He served in Congress until his death in 2001. From 1995 to 2001, Spence was chair of the House Armed Service Committee. In 2000 the Association of the United States Army recognized Floyd Davidson Spence as Legislator of the Year.