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Joseph Fromberg letter

Identifier: Mss 1034-055

Collection Overview

Carbon typescript letter, dated August 10, 1948. Fromberg gives a lengthy history of himself and his position in the state. He then defends Judge J. Waties Waring for his recent decision to open up the Democratic Primary to African Americans, noting that he may not agree with Waring but defends his right to interpret the law. Fromberg objects to suggestions for actions made by Dorn, saying that such methods will undermine and destroy the government; he links Dorn to bigots and raises the issue of the Holocaust, showing the results of hate and intolerance. Fromberg briefly describes the recent chaotic Democratic Executive Committee meeting in Columbia and with a religious ending, calls on Dorn to desist from his "foolish, puerile, and useless course.".


  • Creation: 1948


Language of Material

Materials in English.

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Biographical Note

Joseph Fromberg was an attorney, holder of various public offices in South Carolina, assistant to the US District Attorney of the Eastern District of South Carolina and Judge of the Charleston Police Court. In his letter he notes "I am a Jew.. a[n] American.. a Southerner and have been and intend to remain a Democrat." William Jennings Bryan Dorn, to whom the letter was written, was a Greenwood County farmer, and at the time of the letter, had served in the SC House and Senate and was a US Congressman.


1 folder (1 item) : 4 leaves

Inventory of the Joseph Fromberg Letter, 1948
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