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L. Mendel Rivers

L. Mendel Rivers, American congressman. Mason, Elk.


  • Rivers, L. Mendel was born on September 28, 1905 in Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States. Son of Lucius Hampton and Henrietta Marion (McCay) Rivers.

  • Education

    • Student College of Charleston, 1926-1929, University of South Carolina. Law School, 1929-1931.


    • Admitted South Carolina. bar, 1932. Served in State Legislature of South Carolina, 1933-1936. Chairman Charleston County house delegation, State Legislature, 1934-1936.

      Special attorney Department of Justice, 1936-1940. Member 77th to 91st Congresses, 1st District South Carolina., chairman armed services committee.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Mason, Elk.


    • Married Margaret Middleton, September 1, 1938. Children: Margaret Middleton (Mistress.
    • father: Lucius Hampton Rivers
    • mother: Henrietta Marion (McCay) Rivers
    • spouse: Margaret Middleton
    • child: Margaret Middleton (Mrs Rivers
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    Born September 28, 1905
    Died December 28, 1970
    (aged 65)