Former VP Biden to honor senator in Charleston


Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to be the keynote speaker in a ceremony to unveil a new statue at the Four Corners of Law in downtown Charleston Monday.

The statue honors Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who served as a South Carolina Senator from 1966 to 2005, as well as Governor of South Carolina from 1959 to 1963 and Lieutenant Governor 1955 to 1959. Hollings was born and raised in Charleston County and graduated from the Citadel and the University of South Carolina Law School, according to the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.

The statue will be dedicated in the garden at the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center at 2 p.m.

Biden will be introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham, county officials say.

Other speakers participating in the free, public ceremony include South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, United States Representative James Clyburn, Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg and former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Senior United States District Judge Michael Duffy will moderate the program.

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