Ransome Judson Williams – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroAmerican politician
Was Politician 
From United States of America 
Type Politics 
Birth 4 January 1892, Cope, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Death 7 January 1970
(aged 78 years)

Politics Democratic Party

Ransome Judson Williams (January 4, 1892 – January 7, 1970) was the 102nd Governor of South Carolina from 1945 to 1947.


Born in Cope, South Carolina, he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and became employed as a pharmacist. He married Virginia Faith Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Isham Allen, on October 11, 1916. His political career began when he was first elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and served from 1931 to 1932. In 1943, he was elected the 75th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina and when Olin Johnston resigned from the Governorship in 1945, Williams became the 102nd Governor of South Carolina.

Williams sought re-election in 1946, but never had much popular support and finished a distant third to the eventual winner, Strom Thurmond. After the end of his term in 1947, he served as a trustee for numerous state colleges and died on January 7, 1970.