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“D” is for Dennis, Rembert Coney (1915-1992

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“D” is for Dennis, Rembert Coney (1915-1992). Attorney, legislator. Born in Pinopolis, Dennis served almost fifty years in the General Assembly, forty-six of which were in the state Senate, where he was chairman of the Finance Committee (1939-1988) and president pro tempore (1984-1988). Dennis, a descendant of early Berkeley County settlers, graduated from Furman and received his law degree from USC. In 1940 he was elected to represent Berkeley County in the S.C. House of Representatives. Two years later he was elected to the S.C. Senate where he served until his retirement in 1988. In his capacity as chairman of the Finance Committee and ex-officio member of the Budget and Control Board, Rembert Coney Dennis was a staunch supporter of the state’s fiscal conservatism and maintaining its AAA bond rating on Wall Street.

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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.