Michael A. Cooke
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Herbert Ulysses Gaillard Fielding (1923-2015) was a Charleston, SC native. He served in the United States Army during World War II and received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia College in 1948. Mr. Fielding was very involved n the Civil Rights Movement and became the first African American to be elected to the South Carolina State Legislature since Reconstruction in 1970. He was later a South Carolina State Senator from 1985 until he retired in 1992. Mr. Fielding was also a member of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus serving as Chairman beginning in 1990.
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Fielding, Herbert Ulysses Gaillard, "Interview with Herbert Fielding" (1984). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 364.