Son of Strom: Paul Thurmond is the youngest son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, whose likeness is preserved in this bust.
Controversial Sen. Strom Thurmond died in 2003, but Congress may not be a Thurmond-free zone for much longer if Strom’s youngest son, Paul Thurmond, ends up following through on some preliminary noises he’s making about a possible run for outgoing South Carolina Rep. Henry Brown’s House seat. —KA
Charleston County councilor Paul Thurmond, the youngest son of Strom Thurmond, tells POLITICO that he’s seriously considering running for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Brown (R-S.C.)
“I am sad to see we are losing the leadership of a dedicated public servant in Henry Brown,” Thurmond said. “That said, I view this as an exciting possibility that warrants serious discussion amongst family and friends.”