Executive orders as issued by the governor are not laws but do have the same binding nature. Executive orders are usually based on existing constitutional or statutory powers of the Governor and do not require any action by the state legislature to take effect. Executive orders are numbered sequentially for a calendar year and may address agency closings due to inclement weather, may call the legislature into special session, may address county or city officials who have violated their elected positions.

  • Executive Orders, 1965-2010
    The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has made available digitized executive orders between 1965 and 2010.

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  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-03-15)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West suspends James Hunter Williams from the office of Sheriff' of Anderson County and appoints John B. Lindsey as sheriff.
  • State of South Carolina Executive Office Columbia 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-02-28)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West appoints Mrs. Janet H. Harter to replace Mrs. Elizabeth Pappas as a Commissioner in the Town of Port Royal.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-02-24)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West suspends Douglas E. Haynes from the office of Coroner of Pickens County.
  • State of South Carolina Executive Office Columbia 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-02-21)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West orders an election for the offices of Intendent and Wardens of the Town of Santee.
  • State of South Carolina Executive Office Columbia 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-02-17)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West orders an election for the offices of Intendent and Wardens of the Town of Port Royal.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-02-16)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West creates the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-02-15)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West issues an executive agreement seeking the temporary transfer of John Cameron, presently confined in the penal system of the State of South Carolina to the temporary custody of ...
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1972-01-26)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders an election for the offices of Intendent and Warden of the Town of Eutawville.
  • State of South Carolina Executive Office Columbia 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1971-01-05)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders the Commissioners of Election for the First Congressional District to hold an election for the vacancy that has existed since Representative Mendel Rivers died on ...
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-08-20)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair commissions the Honorable Ralph F. King, Probate Judge of Anderson County, South Carolina, to preside in the Probate Court for Greenville County in all matters relating to ...
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-06-25)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair declares that July 3, 1970, is a legal holiday in South Carolina for savings and loan and building and loan associations.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-15)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair changes the hours of curfew for Columbia to be established between the hours of 12 o'clock Midnight and 6 o'clock A.M.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-20)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair rescinds the Executive Order issued on May 16, 1970 dealing with the state of emergency in Fairfax.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-20)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair recinds the Executive Orders issued on May 11, May 13, and May 15, 1970 dealing with the State of Emergency on the campus of the University of South Carolina.
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-16)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair proclaims that a state of emergency exists in the City of Fairfax and orders SLED to issue such directives as may be necessary to implement this order.
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-14)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair commissions the Honorable Gus H. Pearlman, Probate Judge for Charleston County, South Carolina, to preside in the probate court of Berkley County in all matters relating ...
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-13)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair amends the order of May 11, 1970 to enlarge the area described in the previous Order and Proclamation dated May 11, 1970.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-05-11)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair declares a state of emergency at the University of South Carolina and directs law enforcement to take appropriate action.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-02-28)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair rescinds the Executive Order issued on February 12, 1970 dealing with a state of emergency at Voorhees College.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1970-02-21)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair, due to riots at Voorhees College, authorizes a state of emergency and orders appropriate action by authorities.

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