When Conscience and Power Meet

When Conscience and Power Meet

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Zeigler made a name for himself in South Carolina politics through his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1972 against Strom Thurmond and a subsequent candidacy in the states 1974 Democratic gubernatorial primary. Unsuccessful in both, Zeigler nonetheless distinguished himself as a man of passionate convictions in the value of public service. His memoir recounts these and other defining moments from a life spent pursuing the public good, often against insurmountable opposition. A native of Florence, South Carolina, Zeigler represents a vanishing breed of public servantthe classically educated progressive rising from modest small-town roots and driven by a genuine sense of responsibility to better his community, state, and country. Throughout his career, Zeigler has faced the frustration of being on the verge of high office or important reform, yet ending up on the losing side or having played just a minor role in victory. Undaunted by these near misses, he takes satisfaction in the effort over the results.When the tumult and political shouting had ended in November 1962, it was not easy to repair a fractured law practice. ... Garment Workersa#39; Union, and the United Furniture Workers of America, the union at La-Z-Boya#39;s factory in Florence.

Title:When Conscience and Power Meet
Author:Eugene N. Zeigler
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2008


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