COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Harriet Keyserling, who represented
Beaufort for 16 years in the South Carolina Legislature championing
women's issues, has died. She was 88.
Copeland Funeral Home confirmed Saturday that Keyserling died a
day earlier. A cause of death was not immediately made public.
Keyserling served in state House from 1977 to 1993, focusing on
energy, nuclear waste and women's issues as well as education and
A native of New York City, Keyserling earned an economics and
math degree from Barnard College. She moved to Beaufort during
World War II, then raised a family before beginning her political
career with a term on the Beaufort County Council starting in 1975.
She is survived by four children. Keyserling's son Billy served
two terms in the same House seat she held.
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