James Clyburn, U.S. Representative for South Carolina

James Clyburn

U.S. Representative for South Carolina

James Enos Clyburn was born in July 1940, in Sumter, South Carolina. He earned an undergraduate degree in history from what is now South Carolina State University. After college, he taught at a high school in Charleston.

He worked as a political activist during the Civil Rights Movement and was later appointed as the state’s human affairs commissioner. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 1993 and presently serves as the House Majority Whip.

He is a widower of Emily England Clyburn who died in 2019. He has three daughters. He is a Methodist.

In the News…

House Majority Whip James Clyburn said he wants to see a large bipartisan vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. 

“This is beyond politics,” Representative Clyburn said. “This is about the country, our pursuit of a more perfect union, and this is demonstrative of another step in that pursuit. And I would hope that all my Republican friends will look upon it that way. Let’s have a debate. Let’s talk to her about her rulings and about her philosophy. But in the final analysis, let’s have a strong bipartisan support to demonstrate that both parties are still in pursuit of perfection.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Clyburn today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable James Clyburn
Representative for South Carolina
274 Cannon House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515


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