Former SC Gov. James Edwards dies at age 87

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1999 file photo, former South Carolina Gov. James B. Edwards stands on the porch of his home in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. He was 87. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky, File)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James B. Edwards, South Carolina’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.

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