With a public service career spanning over 70 years, the speeches of Senator Strom Thurmond document the evolution of his thoughts, opinions, and philosophies in all of the public offices he held – State Senator, Circuit Judge, Governor, and U.S. Senator. His words are reflective of the times and of his unflagging support of his constituents. These speeches available online are only a small portion of the Strom Thurmond Collection. Please visit the Clemson University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives website for additional information.

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Submissions from 1957

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Actions of the First Session of the 85th Congress, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Donaldson Air Force Base on Armed Forces Day, Strom Thurmond

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Address to Greenville, SC, American Legion Post, Strom Thurmond

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Address to state convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Strom Thurmond

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Address to State Convention of The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Strom Thurmond

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Bill to prohibit the service and consumption of alcoholic beverages on airplanes, Strom Thurmond

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Civil affairs military government in the atomic age, Strom Thurmond

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Civil Affairs/Military Government in the Atomic Age, Strom Thurmond

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Constitutional government, Strom Thurmond

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Constitutional government, Strom Thurmond

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Equal Rights Amendment for Women, Strom Thurmond

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Explanation of bill restricting the importation of plywood, Strom Thurmond

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Explanation of bill to provide a standard tax deduction for small businesses, Strom Thurmond

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Farmers Home Administration survey for emergency farm loans, Strom Thurmond

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Guests at the Sandy Grove Luncheon, Strom Thurmond

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High school students write letter about national debt, Strom Thurmond

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Inserting Two South Carolina Editorials into Senate Record, Strom Thurmond

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Introducing a Bill to Fix the Price Support Level on Basic Farm Commodities, Strom Thurmond

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Introduction of a resolution for revision of the electoral system, Strom Thurmond

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Introduction of resolution for revision of the electoral system, Strom Thurmond

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Introduction of seven Senate bills, Strom Thurmond

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Introduction of Standard Business Expense Deduction Bill, Strom Thurmond

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Letter from students of St. John's High School about national debt, Strom Thurmond

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Letter to Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Norman P. Mason about mortgage interest rates, Strom Thurmond

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Livestock production in South Carolina, Strom Thurmond

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Luncheon and presentation on community development in Sandy Grove, S.C., Strom Thurmond

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National Temperance League statement about Gallup Poll on national prohibition, Strom Thurmond

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News release about increasing local air service in South Carolina, Strom Thurmond

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News release on bill to provide standard income tax deduction for small business, Strom Thurmond

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News release on bill to require annual trucking registration with the Interstate Commerce Commission, Strom Thurmond

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News release on Farmers Home Administration special loans in South Carolina, Strom Thurmond

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News release on public hearings about peacetime veteran benefits, Strom Thurmond

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News release on staff appointment of J. Fred Buzhardt, Strom Thurmond

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News release on tobacco resolution by South Carolina Legislature, Strom Thurmond

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News statement about Soviet weapons development, Strom Thurmond

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News statement on amendment of the Taft-Hartley Act to provide state jurisdiction in labor disputes, Strom Thurmond

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News statement on Defense Department organization, Strom Thurmond

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News statement on proposal to establish national science academy, Strom Thurmond

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News statement on staff appointment of Marion Hutson Sass, Strom Thurmond

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Our reserves must be ready, Strom Thurmond

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Questions on Veterans Administration testimony at Veterans Subcommittee hearings, Strom Thurmond

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Remarks on placing Sumter economy resolution in the Congressional Record, Strom Thurmond

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Remarks on presenting the George Washington Award to Karl E. Mundt, Strom Thurmond

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Remarks regarding plywood imports, Strom Thurmond

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Right of trial by jury, Strom Thurmond

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Rural development, Strom Thurmond

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Senator Harry Byrd's efforts to reduce the budget, Strom Thurmond

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Senator Thurmond's Long Speech Against Denying Right of Trial by Jury, August 28-29, 1957, Strom Thurmond

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South Carolinians given National Science Foundation Fellowship Awards for 1957-1958, Strom Thurmond

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Standard Business Expense Deduction Bill (draft), Strom Thurmond

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Statement about appointment to Senate committees, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about cotton acreage permits in Sumter National Forest, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about data used in bill introduction on regulating plywood imports, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about Defense Secretary Charles Wilson's remarks about the National Guard, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about Eisenhower's second inaugural message, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about pay television, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about proposed reduction of military reserve forces, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about Senator Walter George, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about Supreme Court decision in the Mallory Case, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about United States Supreme Court, Strom Thurmond

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Statement before Aviation Subcommittee of Senate Commerce Committee, Strom Thurmond

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Statement before House Judiciary Subcommittee against pending civil rights bills, Strom Thurmond

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Statement before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on providing a fourth Federal judge in South Carolina, Strom Thurmond

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Statement in opposition to Civil Rights Bill, Strom Thurmond

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Statement in the Senate Memorial Service for Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Strom Thurmond

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Statement in tribute to James Izlar Sims, Strom Thurmond

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Statement introducing concurrent resolution about status of forces treaties and agreements, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on attacks made against bill to guarantee trial by jury, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on bill restricting the importation of plywood, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on bills for readjustment benefits to peacetime veterans, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on bills to provide readjustment benefits to peacetime veterans, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on bill to prohibit pay television, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on conviction reversed based on Mallory decision, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on editorial about Supreme Court actions, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on editorial about trial by jury, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on Eisenhower's education message to Congress, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on Farmer Home Administration emergency loan survey, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on farmer protection under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on Girard College Supreme Court decision, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on reduction in cotton support prices, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on reduction of national budget, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on the Reserve Program, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on tobacco varieties and price differentials before Tobacco Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on tobacco varieties before Senate Agriculture Subcommittee, Strom Thurmond

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Statement opposing civil rights bills pending before the Constitutional Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Strom Thurmond

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Statement referring to address by James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond

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Statement supporting continuation of the Small Business Administration, Strom Thurmond

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Statement supporting criticism of Gallup Poll on national prohibition, Strom Thurmond

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Strom Thurmond reports to the people, Vol. III, Strom Thurmond

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Support for bill to prohibit the service and consumption of alcoholic beverages on airplanes, Strom Thurmond

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Telegram to Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson about cotton price supports, Strom Thurmond

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The Law Which Created the South Carolina Soil Conservation Districts, Strom Thurmond

Submissions from 1956

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Address about James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond

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Address on Declaration of Constitutional Principles Regarding the Supreme Court Segregation Decision, Strom Thurmond

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Address on Electoral College reform, Strom Thurmond

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Address to the Annual Convention of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, Strom Thurmond

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Address to the Southern Regional Education Board Work Conference on Nuclear Energy, Strom Thurmond

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Air Force Academy nominations, Strom Thurmond

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Appointment of Thurmond as Senator by Governor Timmerman, Strom Thurmond

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Automobile battle: the fight for sales leadership, Strom Thurmond