James E. Clyburn
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James E. Clyburn

Democrat

United States Representative, SC-6

South Carolina

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
270 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Columbia District Office
1225 Lady Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC. 29201
Santee District Office
176 Municipal Way
Santee, SC. 29142
Sumter District Office
129 South Harvin Street
Sumter, SC. 29150
Kingstree District Office
130 West Main Street
Kingstree, SC. 29556
Washington
274 Cannon House Office Building 242 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
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James E. Clyburn

United States Representative, SC-6
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Experience
81
Years of Age
27
Years of Experience
SCResidence (state)

James Enos Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is an American politician and retired educator serving as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina. He has served as House Majority Whip since 2019. He is a two-time Majority Whip, previously serving in the post from 2007 to 2011, and served as House Assistant Minority Leader from 2011 to 2019. Clyburn has served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district since 1993. His congressional district includes most of the majority-black precincts in and around Columbia and Charleston, as well as most of the majority-black areas outside Beaufort and nearly all of South Carolina's share of the Black Belt. Clyburn is the dean of South Carolina's congressional delegation. Since John Spratt's departure in 2011, aside from the single term served by Joe Cunningham, Clyburn has been the only Democrat in South Carolina’s congressional delegation. Clyburn has been the third-ranking House Democrat, behind Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, since 2007, serving as Majority Whip behind Pelosi and Hoyer during periods of Democratic House control, and as Assistant Minority Leader behind Pelosi and Hoyer during periods of Republican control. After the Democrats took control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Clyburn was reelected Majority Whip in January 2019 at the opening of the 116th Congress, alongside the reelected Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer, marking the second time the trio has served in these roles together. Clyburn played a pivotal role in the 2020 presidential election by endorsing Joe Biden three days before the South Carolina Democratic primary.

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Experience

Education

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Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy
1957
South Carolina State University
Bachelor of Science
1961

Past Positions

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Assistant Democratic Leader
United States House of Representatives
2011 - 2019
Representative
United States House of Representatives, South Carolina
1992 - Current
Author
"Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
2015
Commissioner
South Carolina Human Affairs
1974 - 1992
Former Minority Adviser
South Carolina Governor John West
Employment Counselor
South Carolina State Employment Security
Former Executive Director
South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers
Former Teacher
Simonton Middle School
Former Teacher
Social Studies, C.A. Brown High School

Other Experience

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Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Current
Board Member
Allen University
Member
Arabian Temple Number 139
Member
Brookgreen Gardens
Member
Faith Working Group
Member
Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Chair
Steering Committee, International Museum of African American History
Former Director
Neighborhood Youth Corps/New Careers
Former Member
Democratic Faith Working Group
Former Member
Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
Member
Rural Health Care Coalition
Member
Nemiah
Member
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
Member
Masons
Member
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Member
Southern Regional Council
Member
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member
Shriners
Vice Chair
House Democratic Caucus
2002 - 2006
Chair
Congressional Black Caucus
1999 - Current
Chair
House Democratic Caucus
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Member
Congressional Rural Caucus