Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
JENRETTE, John Wilson, Jr. (1936-)

JENRETTE, JOHN WILSON, JR., a Representative from South Carolina; born in Conway, Horry County, S.C., May 19, 1936; graduated from Loris High School, Loris, S.C., 1954; B.A., Wofford College, Wofford, S.C., 1958; LL.B., University of South Carolina Law School, Columbia, S.C., 1962; admitted to the South Carolina bar, 1962; served as North Myrtle Beach city judge, 1962-1965; city attorney, 1965-1969; member of the South Carolina house of representatives, 1964-1972; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1974, 1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses, until his resignation on December 10, 1980, (November 5, 1975-December 10, 1980); president of an advertising and public relations firm in Florence and Myrtle Beach, S.C.; is a resident of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Clemson University
Special Collections and Archives
Clemson, SC
Papers: In the Joseph L. Rauh papers, ca. 1913-1986, 86.4 linear feet.
Clients represented include John W. Jenrette.

Papers: In the Edward Lunn Young papers, 1929-1980, 54.75 cubic feet.
Persons represented include John W. Jenrette.

Audio/Video: In the John Light Napier papers, 1979-1982, 6 cubic feet.
Collection includes two audio and one video concerning debates between John Napier and John Jenrette during the 1980 campaign.


Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the records of AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3, 1947-1979, 1.5 linear feet.
Collection includes campaign materials from John Jenrette's 1972 campaign for Congress.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the papers of Joseph L. Rauh, 1913-1994, 115.6 linear feet.
Clients represented include John Jenrette.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reel: 1974, 7 commercials on 1 film reel.
The commercials were used during John Jenrette's campaign for the 1974 U.S. congressional election in South Carolina, District 6, Democratic Party.

  • Clark, John F. Capitol Steps and Missteps: The Wild, Improbable Ride of Congressman John Jenrette. North Charleston, South Carolina: Self-Published, CreateSpace, 2017.
  • Jenrette, Rita. My Capitol Secrets. New York: Bantam Books, 1981.