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Gregory D. Shorey Collection

Shorey, Gregory D. (b. 1924)

Papers, 1948-2009, 8 ft.

Businessman Greg Shorey became a leading force in developing the Republican Party in South Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1952, Shorey became an active leader of South Carolinians for Eisenhower in Greenville County. He worked again in support of Eisenhower in 1956, and was a leading figure in Barry Goldwater's 1960 and 1964 presidential campaigns. He served as Chair of the Party from 1958 to 1961, has been active at the local, state, and national levels, and continues to be an active leader in the Party to this day.

Collection Finding Aid
The collection chiefly relates to Shorey's leadership in the South Carolina and national Republican Parties and involvement in campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Pete DuPont in 1988.

Oral History Transcript (76 pages)
Mr. Shorey reflects on his long association with the Republican Party, including his tenure as chair of the South Carolina party and his involvement in the presidential campaigns of Barry Goldwater. Mr. Shorey remains active in politics as an Election Commissioner, he also founded the Party Heritage Committee, working to help document the early history of the Republican Party in South Carolina.

Speaking at the 1960 Republican Convention (Goldwater Papers, Arizona State University)
A video of Shorey speaking at the 1960 Republican convention. 

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