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Alma Weaver Byrd (September 18, 1923 – May 3, 2017) was an American politician.[1]

Alma W. Byrd
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 74th district
In office
Personal details
Alma Weaver

(1923-09-18)September 18, 1923
Aiken, South Carolina
DiedMay 3, 2017(2017-05-03) (aged 93)
Columbia, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Wallace Byrd
ResidenceColumbia, South Carolina
Alma materColumbia University
University of South Carolina Benedict College
ProfessionEducator, Professor, Philanthropist

Byrd was born in Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from Benedict College, Columbia University, and the University of South Carolina. She taught English and French at Benedict College. She served on the Richland County School District One Board and was the vice-chair of the school board. Byrd served as a Democratic member for the 74th district in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1991 to 1998.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Dr. Alma Weaver Byrd". Aiken Standard. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Alma Weaver Byrd's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  3. ^ Alma Byrd, PhD. "Alma Byrd, PhD". SC African American. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  4. ^ "1997-98 Bill 5246: The Honorable Alma W. Byrd, Resolutions - South Carolina Legislature Online". Retrieved 2016-10-08.