Preserving "A Fair Chance For a Free People" - Karl E. Mundt

Hastings Wyman

Hastings Wyman was born in Aiken, South Carolina and attended public schools in Aiken and in Camden, South Carolina. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he majored in American Government.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina Law School, Wyman practiced law in Aiken, where he was elected chairman of the county Republican Party. He later worked as a field representative in the Southern states for the Republican National Committee. He served as legislative assistant to US Senator Strom Thurmond and as Special Assistant to Secretary of Commerce Frederick B. Dent. He later worked for the American Petroleum Institute in public affairs.

Since 1978, he has written Southern Political Report, a non-partisan biweekly newsletter that covers the politics and politicians of 13 Southern states. From 1993 to 2003, he also wrote a weekly column on gay politics and politicians that appeared in gay newspapers across the country.

Wyman's political commentary has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, American Spectator and other publications and his book reviews have appeared in the Washington PostÕs Book World. He appears from time to time on television and radio, including CNN, ABC News and National Public Radio.

His papers on Southern politics, including all issues of Southern Political Report, as well as his speeches, by-lined articles and other materials are in the Modern Political Collections of the University of South Carolina's South Caroliniana Library.

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