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Strom thurmond of south carolina -- who spent nearly half his life in the thurmond began his political career as a democrat, splitting with. James strom thurmond, politician: born edgefield, south carolina 5 december 1902 governor, south carolina 1947-51 us senator for south. James strom thurmond sr (december 5, 1902 – june 26, 2003) was an american politician james strom thurmond was born on december 5, 1902, in edgefield, south carolina, the son of eleanor gertrude (née strom 1870– 1958) and. Historian joseph crespino discussed his work on former senator strom thurmond while describing the role that writing a biography plays in.