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Fritz Hollings Edit Profile

also known as Ernest Frederick Hollings

United States Senator from South Carolina

Fritz Hollings, former United States senator from South Carolina. Bar: South Carolina 1947, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia) 1989.


Hollings, Fritz was born on January 1, 1922 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Adolph G. and Wilhlemine D. (Meyer) Hollings.


Bachelor, The Citadel, 1942. Honorary Doctor of Laws, The Citadel, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1947.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University South Carolina, 1980.


Member South Carolina House of Representatives, 1948-1954, speaker pro tempore, 1951-1954. Lieutenant governor State of South Carolina, 1955-1959, governor, 1959-1963. Private practice Charleston, South Carolina, 1963-1966.

United States Senator from South Carolina, 1966—2005. Chairman United States Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, 1987—1995, 2001—2003. Senior ranking member United States Senate Appropriations Committee, 1971—2005, United States Senate Budget Committee, 1974—2005, chairman, 1980—1981.

Member Hoover Commission on Intelligence Activities, 1954—1955, President's Advisory Commission on Intergovtl. Relations, 1959—1963, President's Advisory Commission on Federalism, 1981. Chairman Legislation Council, 1955—1959, Regional Advisory Council on Nuclear Energy.

Member advisory committee National River and Harbors Congress. Delegate Law of Sea Conference. Member Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Senate Democratic Technology and omms. om.


  • Bar: South Carolina 1947, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia) 1989.


Served to captain United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations, North African Theatre of Operations. Member American Bar Association, Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Association Citadel Men, Hibernian Society, American Legion, University South Carolina Law Federation, St. Andrews Society Lodges: Elks, Masons.


Married Rita Louise Liddy, August 21, 1971. Children by previous marriage– Michael Milhous, Helen Hayne, Patricia Salley, Ernest Frederick III.

Adolph G. Hollings

Wilhlemine D. (Meyer) Hollings

Rita Louise Liddy