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Benjamin Ryan Tillman was Governor of South Carolina (1890-1894), US Senator (1895 - 1918) and assisted in the founding of Clemson University where he was on the Board of Trustees. He enlisted in the ... show more

Benjamin Ryan Tillman was Governor of South Carolina (1890-1894), US Senator (1895 - 1918) and assisted in the founding of Clemson University where he was on the Board of Trustees.

He enlisted in the Confederate Army but never saw battle because he contracted an illness (his left eye was removed as a result).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service

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