Ernest A. Finney Jr., the first African-American chief justice of the SC Supreme Court, will be inducted into the SC Hall of Fame during a Feb. 13 ceremony at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Finney, a Columbia lawyer, served on the State Supreme Court from 1985 to 2000. He became chief justice in 1994. Finney also served in the SC House of Representatives.
The other 2012 inductee is Thomas Lynch Sr., a colonial delegate to the Continental Congress. The Hall of Fame was created in 1973 to recognize people who made outstanding contributions to the state’s progress and heritage.