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Legrand Ariail Rouse, II

Legrand Ariail Rouse, II, American lawyer, educator. Bar: South Carolina 1959, United States District Court South Carolina 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1963, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1964. Recipient Schoolmen's medal, Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge, 1974.

Background

  • II, Legrand Ariail Rouse, was born on June 11, 1933 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of LeGrand and Hilda Virginia (Ariail) Rouse.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Wofford College, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1959. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, 1970.

      Master of Arts in Government, American University, 1969.

    Career

    • Private practice, Spartanburg, 1959-1963, 68-69. Associate counsel, judicial improvements subcommittee United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, 1963. Professional staff member United States Senate Physician organization and Civil Service Committee, 1964-1968.

      Instructional specialist Office Instructional television South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, 1970-1973, social studies consultant curriculum development, 1973-1979, special assistant legal and legislation affairs to State Superintendent Education, 1979-1991. Special assistant to senior executive assistant Policy, Research and Leadership, 1991. Retired, 1991

      Consultant South Carolina Council Social Studies, Columbia, 1973—1978.

      Director South Carolina Council Economic Education, Columbia. Project director economics education kit People, Production, Profits, 1977. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1955-1957.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina 1959, United States District Court South Carolina 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1963, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1964.

    Works

    • Creator, on-camera instructor (television series) Government-Politics-Citizenship, 1970-1972. Author: Government-Politics-Citizenship, 1971-1972.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Religion

    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.

    Membership

    Member South Carolina House of Representatives, Columbia, 1961—1964. Alternate delegate National Democratic Convention, 1964. Member of South Carolina State Employees Association (president 1980-1982), South Carolina Bar Association, National Sojourners (past president chapter 184), Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Adelle White, August 23, 1958. Children: LeGrand A. III, Laurie Adelle Rouse-Hazel, Daniel Morris.
    • father: LeGrand Rouse
    • mother: Hilda Virginia (Ariail) Rouse
    • spouse: Patricia Adelle White
    • children: LeGrand A. III
    • Laurie Adelle Rouse-Hazel II
    • Daniel Morris II
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    Nationality

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