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Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Dr. Emily England Clyburn's Passing

September 19, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Emily England Clyburn:

"I ask that South Carolinians keep Jim Clyburn and the Clyburn family in their hearts and lift them up through prayer today. Peggy and I are saddened by the passing of Ms. Emily, but are heartened that she has left a legacy of love, joy, and strength with the Clyburn family."