Major events and accomplishments

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1st Term, 1987–1991

  • September 11, 1987 – Pope John Paul II visited Columbia
  • January 27, 1988 – Jean H. Toal became the first woman ever to be elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • June 7, 1988 – The General Assembly passed the Beachfront Management Act to control coastal development
  • September 21-22, 1989 – Hurricane Hugo hit South Carolina
  • May 30, 1990 – President of the University of South Carolina James B. Holderman resigned amidst charges that he misspent USC funds
  • July 18, 1990 – Operation Lost Trust began to unfold with the US Attorney for South Carolina's announcement that several South Carolina legislators were under investigation for receiving bribes or using drugs
  • August 24, 1990 – South Carolina reserve and National Guard units were activated in support of Operation Desert Shield

Major Events and Accomplishments, 2nd Term, 1991–1995

  • 1991 – Governor Campbell appointed a citizen's panel to make recommendations on state government reform
  • 1991 – South Carolina's last major independent bank, the South Carolina National Bank, merged with Wachovia Bank of Winston-Salem, NC
  • December 21, 1992 – Former Governor Richard Riley was appointed US Secretary of Education
  • 1994 – Governor Campbell signed the South Carolina School-to-Work Transition Act

Other Government Positions

  • SC House of Representatives, 1970-1974
  • Executive Assistant to Governor Edwards , 1975
  • SC Senate, 1976-1978
  • US House of Representatives, 1979-1987
  • Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions
  • Campbell managed the campaign of the first Republican to be elected mayor of Greenville
  • Campbell attended night classes in political science while a US Representative