Ibra Charles Blackwood

Ibra Charles Blackwood was the 97th Governor of South Carolina from 1931 to 1935. Born in rural Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Blackwood studied at Furman University preparatory school and obtained his law degree from Wofford College.During this time he became a brother of Pi Kappa Alpha. He then began to practice law in Spartanburg. At the age of 24, Blackwood was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1902. From 1914 to 1916, Blackwood served as a tax collector for the Internal Revenue Service after which he became the solicitor for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. Blackwood won a contested Democratic primary in 1930 to become the 97th governor ... more on Wikipedia

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