WOFFORD, Thomas Albert, (1908 - 1978)

Senate Years of Service: 1956-1956
Party: Democrat

MLK Library

WOFFORD, Thomas Albert, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Madden Station, Laurens County, S.C., September 27, 1908; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia 1928, and from Harvard University Law School 1931; admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced the practice of law in Greenville, S.C.; assistant solicitor of thirteenth judicial circuit 1935-1936; assistant United States district attorney 1937-1944; member, board of trustees, Winthrop College 1944-1956; appointed on April 5, 1956, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Strom Thurmond and served from April 5, 1956, to November 6, 1956; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; engaged in the practice of law; member, State senate 1966-1972; changed party affiliation to Republican; resided in Greenville, S.C., where he died February 25, 1978; interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park.