1911 - 25 Member of US House of Representatives : 1931 - 41 US Senator for South Carolina : 1941 - 42 Justice of the US Supreme Court : 1942 - 43 Director of the Office of Economic Stabilisation : 1943 - 45 Director of the Office of War Mobilisation : 1945 - 47 US Secretary of State : 1951 - 55 Governor of South Carolina

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  • The indefatigable Democrat James F Byrnes was a jurist and career politician who served in all three branches of the American Federal Government, first as a member of the House of Representatives where he was the go-to-man for President Woodrow Wilson, then as a Senator where he was the self-appointed spokesman for the President Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ before being nominated by Roosevelt to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court of America. Later, after leaving the Federal government he was also elected for a term as the Governor of his home state South Carolina. Between the periods in elected government he was also tapped by President Roosevelt to join its executive branch during WWII where he headed up the offices of ‘Economic Stabilisation’ and ‘War Mobilisation’ and, under his successor President Truman he was appointed to the senior position of ‘Secretary of State.’ Truman governed without a Vice-President in his first term and, so at the time, if he had died in office it was the capable Byrnes who would have been next in line for the Presidency.

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