James F. Byrnes

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James F. Byrnes James F. Byrnes displayed leadership during his tenancy as governor of South Carolina, associate justice of the Supreme Court, and his many other political efforts. Byrnes' effort leaves a legacy when as part of his, "Education Revolution," the General Assembly levied a 3% sales tax that funded the improvement of black schools. The movement created 700 equalization schools to help fight segregation James F. Byrnes had started to study law at a young age, "leaving school at the age of fourteen to work as an office boy in a local law firm. He later won a competition and acquired a job as a stenographer in the Second Circuit Court of South Carolina. In his free time he had studied law and 3 years later, in 1903, he was admitted to the South Carolina bar", or the legal profession. These events supported his interest in politics, and were the first events to fuel such a rising headliner in the political world. James Byrnes had his major career kick, in 1908. When he "became the Solicitor of…show more content…
He wanted an active part in the war effort, so Byrnes resigned his position of Supreme Court Associate Justice to become the head of the newly created New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Byrnes was instructed to control links with, and the coordination of all defense agencies. His positions and responsibilities in OEM lasted until his resignation on November 3, 1943. Byrnes left this position only to obtain another wartime effort known as the Office of War Mobilization in 1943, being able to guarantee unlimited funding for the Manhattan

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