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Lawrence Marion Gressette

Lawrence Marion Gressette, American state senator. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi.; Club:.


  • Gressette, Lawrence Marion was born on February 11, 1902 in St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States. Son of J. T. and Rosa (Wannamaker) Gressette.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1977. Doctor of Laws, Clemson U., 1980, The Citadel, 1981.


    • Bar: South Carolina. 1924. Practiced in, St. Mathews, 1924-1984. Member firm Gressette & Gressette, 1959-1980, Gressette and Prickett, 1980-1984.

      Member South Carolina. Senate, 1937-1984, president pro tem, 1972-1984, Chairman of Commission on judiciary, 1953-1984, committee highways, 1970, vice Chairman of Commission on education, 1967-1984, vice chairman South Carolina. Reorganization Commission, 1972-1976, chairman Commision on Interstate Cooperative, 1972-1984.

      Member governing board Council State Govts., 1972-1984. Chairman South Carolina. School Committee, 1951-1966.

      Member South Carolina. Democratic Executive Committee, 1948-1984, chairman, 1953-1954. Delegate at large National Democratic Convention, Chicago, 1956, Los Angeles, 1960, Atlantic City, 1964.


    Denomination: Baptist


    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Married Florence Howell, August 18, 1927.
    • father: J. T. Gressette
    • mother: Rosa (Wannamaker) Gressette
    • spouse: Florence Howell
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    Born February 11, 1902
    Died February 2, 1984
    (aged 81)