Congressman Clyburn Pays Tribute to Carroll Campbell

Dec 7, 2005

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor Carroll Campbell.

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Carroll Campbell.  I had the honor of serving as South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner under Governor Campbell for eight years.  We enjoyed a very close, professional relationship, and never let partisan politics come between us.  And before he left office, Governor Campbell awarded me the Order of the Palmetto. 

"After he left the Governorship, the Governor and I served together on the Board of Brookgreen Gardens and Emily and I often shared the company of him and his wife, Iris.  

"Governor Campbell was forthright and forceful.  He was a masterful politician and an extraordinary Party builder.  The Republican Party is benefiting today from his skill, and his loss marks the end of an era.  

"My thoughts and prayers are with Iris, Carroll III, Mike and their extended family.  This is indeed a sad day for the State of South Carolina."

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