Statue of Benjamin Ryan Tillman - Columbia, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 00.057 W 081° 02.026
17S E 496881 N 3762261
Quick Description: Statue of former Governor of South Carolina and United States Senator on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 10:17:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMGN27
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 6

Long Description:
North of the Palmetto Tree, and facing east, stands the bronze STATUE OF BENJAMIN RYAN TILLMAN, which was designed by Frederick C. Hibbard and unveiled in 1940.  - South Carolina: A Guide to the Palmetto State, Columbia section , pg. 223.

The guide is discussing various items found on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. The statue was placed the year before the Guide was published and is located where the Guide indicates. The statue is full sized standing figure.  Tillman is wearing suit with a knee length over coat.  The bronze statue stands on a base with the following inscriptions:

Front:

BENJAMIN RYAN TILLMAN
THIS MONUMENT ERECTED
BY THE LEGISLATURE
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
AND
PRIVATE CITIZENS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA
DEDICATED MAY 1, 1940

Side:

BENJAMIN RYAN TILLMAN
BORN AUGUST 11, 1847, DIED JULY 3, 1918
MARRIED SALLIE STARK JANUARY 8, 1868
PATRIOT STATESMAN
GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1890-1894
UNITED STATES SENATOR, 1895-1918
IN THE WORLD WAR CHAIRMAN, SENATE
COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS.
A LIFE OF SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENT 

Side:

LOVING THEM HE WAS THE FRIEND
AND LEADER OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
HE TAUGHT THEM THEIR POLITICAL
POWER AND MADE POSSIBLE FOR
THE EDUCATION OF THEIR SONS
AND DAUGHTERS CLEMSON
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE WINTHROP
NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE

Back of base:

IN THE HOME LOVING LOYAL TO THE STATE
STEADFAST TRUE FOR THE NATION
"THE COUNTRY BELONGS TO US ALL AND WE ALL BELONG
TO IT. THE MEN OF THE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND
WEST CARVED IT OUT OF THE WILDERNESS AND MADE
IT GREAT. LET US SHARE IT WITH EACH OTHER
THEN, AND CONSERVE IT, GIVING IT THE BEST THAT
IS IN US OF BRAIN AND BRAWN AND HEART."
Book: South Carolina

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 223

Year Originally Published: 1941

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