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    • Address on Veterans Day

    • 1965-11-11
    • During the Second World War, McNair earned a Bronze Star for the courage he showed in rescuing sailors during a battle in the Philippines. McNair remained a staunch supporter of the military and veterans after he was discharged as a Lieutenant in...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Veterans--South Carolina.; Veterans Day.
    • Address Regarding State Issues, Including Civil Rights

    • circa, 1960
    • An originalist in matters of jurisprudence, McNair criticized the judicial activism of the Supreme Court in civil rights cases and praised Governor Hollings' stand against federal civil rights legislation.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Civil rights--Law and legislation--United States.; Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century.; Education--South Carolina.; Hollings, Ernest F., 1922-.; Civil rights--South Carolina.
    • Address to Mechanical Contractors' Association, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

    • 1965-08-28
    • Prefaced by his remarks on the new opportunities brought about by the explosion in the fields of science and technology, McNair stressed the need for a stronger technical education program in South Carolina.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Education--South Carolina.; Technical education--South Carolina.
    • Address to the Clarendon Mental Health Association

    • 1966-02-28
    • The Governor's Advisory Group on Mental Health Planning recommended four major steps that South Carolina needed to undertake in order to address its urgent need for improved mental health facilities.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Mental health--South Carolina.; Mental health facilities--South Carolina.; Mental health--South Carolina--Societies, etc.
    • Address to the Second Annual World Trade Conference, Columbia

    • 1965-11-17
    • International trade has been a cornerstone of South Carolina's economy throughout its history. A focal point of McNair's economic policy was to increase South Carolina's exports as well as attracting foreign corporations to South Carolina.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; International trade--United States.; South Carolina--Economic policy.
    • American Soybean Association Annual Convention, Myrtle Beach

    • 1969-08-11
    • Agriculture has been the staple of South Carolina's economy since the seventeenth century. Over the course of his twenty years of public service, McNair witnessed the explosion of the soybean industry and its expansion into international markets.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Agriculture--South Carolina.; Soybean industry--United States.; Agriculture--Economic aspects--South Carolina.; Economic development--South Carolina.
    • Christian Action Council Legislative Seminar

    • 1969-01-28
    • In his remarks to the Christian Action Council, McNair explained the human element in the conclusions of the Moody Report, a study commissioned by McNair to primarily examine the status of education, health care, and transportation in South...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Education--South Carolina.; South Carolina--Economic conditions.; South Carolina--Social conditions.; South Carolina Christian Action Council.
    • Conference on the Role of the State in Transportation, Tallahassee, FL

    • 1970-09-24
    • McNair asserted that effective coordination and communication between local, state, regional, and federal levels across multiple agencies would be necessary in order to solve the transportation problems plaguing South Carolina in 1970. McNair...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Transportation--South Carolina.
    • Dedication of Allendale County Vocational Education Center

    • 1970-04-20
    • For McNair, education was the key to unlocking South Carolina's full potential. His affinity for education at all ages and levels led him to press for new programs geared towards vocational education, adult education, and the developing trend of...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Education--South Carolina.; Allendale County (S.C.); Vocational education--South Carolina.
    • Dedication of Beaverdam Creek Watershed Project, Edgefield

    • 1965-08-18
    • The Beaverdam Creek Watershed was the first such project in South Carolina. McNair used the occasion to praise the project's sponsors, extol the benefits of the project, and press the need for federal funds to conduct a comprehensive study of the...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Environmental policy--South Carolina.; Beaverdam Creek, South Carolina.; Watershed management--South Carolina--Edgefield County.; Beaverdam Creek Watershed Conservation District.
    • Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, First Baptist Church, Moncks Corner

    • 1970-04-29
    • A deacon at his home church in Allendale, McNair was a committed Baptist. In the midst of the counter culture, McNair strongly felt that the church was needed more than ever.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Baptists--South Carolina.; Berkeley County (S.C.)--Church history.; Berkeley County (S.C.)--History.
    • Founders Day, Coker College, Hartsville

    • 1970-04-30
    • In perhaps his most eloquent speech, McNair states his faith in the younger generation to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. McNair challenges the youth to rebuff the advances of ideologues and instead strive for a course of action that brings...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Education--South Carolina.; Education--South Carolina--History.; Education, Higher--South Carolina.; Universities and colleges--South Carolina.; Coker College.; Youth--South Carolina.; United...
    • Georgia Bar Association, Augusta, GA

    • 1968-06-07
    • The turmoil and social upheaval of the 1960s was the subject of McNair's remarks to the Georgia Bar Association. McNair addressed the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his views on what he considered to be the declining moral fabric...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.; Nineteen sixties--Social aspects--United States.; Nineteen sixties.
    • Governor Urges South Carolina to Accept Integration Rulings

    • 1970-01-28
    • In his most famous speech, McNair informed South Carolinians they had run out of courts and time and thus South Carolina needed to accept the Supreme Court's rulings on integration.
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Governors--South Carolina--Biography.; Busing for school integration--South Carolina.; Civil rights--South Carolina--History--20th century.; South Carolina--Race relations.; School integration--South...
    • Governors Seek Common Ground for School Stand; McNair Won't Meet With Dixie Governors

    • 1970-02
    • On February 6, 1970 the Sanford Herald reported that the governors from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia were going to meet in Alabama to form a strategy to oppose wide scale school desegregation. Much to the chagrin and displeasure of...
    • McNair, Robert E. (Robert Evander), 1923-2007.; Governors--South Carolina--Biography.; Busing for school integration--South Carolina.; Civil rights--South Carolina--History--20th century.; South Carolina--Race relations.; Southern States--Race...

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