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Claude Mood Scarborough

Claude Mood Scarborough, American lawyer. Recipient Order Palmetto Governor South Carolina, 1986.


  • Scarborough, Claude Mood was born on December 7, 1929 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Claude M. and Gelene (Stallworth) Scarborough.

  • Education

    • Student, University South, 1949. AB, U.SC, 1951; Bachelor of Laws, U.SC, 1952.


    • With South Carolina bar, 1952, United States District Court, 1956, United States Court Appeals, 1957. Associate firm Nelson, Mullins & Grier, Columbia, South Carolina, 1955—1961. Partner Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, since 1961, managing partner, 1964—1967.

      Member Columbia advisory board National Bank South Carolina, since 1979, chairman, 1982—1992, director, NBSC Corporation, 1982—2001, Forest Lake Travel, Inc. Special hearing officer United States Department Justice, 1962—1968. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1955.


    Trustee Legal Aid Society Richland Company, 1960—1967, president, 1960—1964. Member Governor's Committee Study Police and Community Relations, 1975—1976. Member industrial advisory board South Carolina Department Corrections, 1974—1976.

    Board directors South Carolina Orchestra Association, Central Carolina Community Foundation, United Way Midlands, Palmetto Society United Way. Past chair Columbia Museum Art Commission, since 1997, Midlands Business Forum, Palmetto Project Advisory Board, University South Carolina School Law Partnership Board, Greater Columbia Chamber Economic Development Task Force, Committee 100, 1980—1985, chairman, 1983—1984. Board trustees Episcopalian Diocese Upper South Carolina, since 1981, president, 1985—1997.

    Chairman board directors Research Authority, 1983—1987, South Carolina Coordinator Coun.Econ. Development, 1984—1987. Fellow: American Bar Foundation.

    Member: Forum (past president), American Judicature Society (Herbert Harley award 1976), Defense Research Institute, South Carolina Defense Attorneys Association, South Carolina Bar Foundation, Richland County bar associations, (director 1976-1981, 1998—2002, chairman board 1977-1980, founding fellow), International Association Insurance Counsel (America, South Carolina) (treasurer 1968-1972, executive committee 1972-1974, chairman executive committee 1973-1974, president 1975-1976, house delegations since 1975), South Carolina C. of Chamber (board directors 1990-1993), Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C. (president 1986-1987, director 1985-1989), Kiwanis, Palmetto, Forest Lake Country, Phi Delta Phi (lay reader, vestryman, warden).


    • Married Sarah Carpenter, June 30, 1955. Children: Sarah Catherine, Elizabeth Ann, Claude M. III, Gelene Bivins.
    • father: Claude M. Scarborough
    • mother: Gelene (Stallworth) Scarborough
    • spouse: Sarah Carpenter
    • children: Sarah Catherine Scarborough
    • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    • Claude M. III Scarborough
    • Gelene Bivins Scarborough
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