By MEG KINNARD
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster is paying tribute both to one of his ancestors and to the agency that preserves and protects more than three centuries of the state's vital government records.
McMaster makes a trip Tuesday to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. His great-uncle, Fitz Hugh McMaster, was a member of the state House in the early 1900s and worked to pass the act that helped create the agency which recently marked its 110th anniversary.
Henry McMaster was South Carolina's attorney general for eight years and also previously served as U.S. Attorney. On Tuesday he's expected to tour the agency's document vault, which contains South Carolina's original state constitution.
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