SIMS, Hugo Sheridan, Jr., (1921 - 2004)


Photograph (detail) 1949, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

SIMS, Hugo Sheridan, Jr., a Representative from South Carolina; born in Orangeburg, S.C., October 14, 1921; attended the public schools; graduated from Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., 1941; graduated from the law school of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 1947; United States Army, 1942-1945, commanded Company A, Five Hundred and First Parachute Infantry, One Hundred and First Airborne Division, after serving overseas 1944-1945; awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star; editor of the Times and Democrat, daily newspaper, Orangeburg, S.C., 1941-1942; lawyer, private practice; member of the South Carolina state house of representatives, 1947-1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950; reentered the United States Army, 1951; resumed the practice of law from 1951 until 1965; president of Management and Investment Corporation, 1965-1983; died on July 9, 2004, in Orangeburg, S.C.; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg, S.C.