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John C. West

AKA John Carl West

Born: 27-Aug-1922
Birthplace: Camden, SC
Died: 21-Mar-2004
Location of death: Hilton Head Island, SC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of South Carolina, 1971-75

Military service: US Army (WWII, 1942-46)

Father: Shelton J. West (d. 23-May-1923 fire)
Mother: Mattie Ratterree West
Wife: Lois Rhame West (m. 29-Aug-1942, three children)
Daughter: Shelton Ann Bosley
Son: Douglas Allen West
Son: John C. West, Jr.

    University: BA, The Citadel (1942)
    Law School: LLB, University of South Carolina (1948, magna cum laude)

    US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1977-81)
    Governor of South Carolina (1971-75)
    Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (1967-71)
    South Carolina State Senate (1955-66)
    South Carolina State Official Highway Commission (1948-52)
    American Legion
    Dean for America
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Gore 2000
    Kiwanis Club
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Army Commendation Medal

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