"G" is for Gregorie, Anne King (1887-1960)

May 4, 2018

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"G" is for Gregorie, Anne King (1887-1960). Historian, teacher, author, editor. After graduating from Winthrop in 1906, Gregorie taught for a while and then spent several years working with her father. In 1925 she embarked on the process of becoming a professional historian. Within a year she earned a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. In 1929 Gregorie became the first woman to deceive a doctorate from USC’s Department of History. While teaching at colleges in Alabama and Arkansas, she prepared her biography of Thomas Sumter for publication. During the Depression, she became director of the South Carolina Historical Records Survey, a WPA agency that inventoried records in courthouses, capitols, and churches in all of the state’s forty-six counties. From 1948 to 1958, Anne King Gregorie was editor of the South Carolina Historical Magazine.