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William Henry Chandler

William Henry Chandler, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1973, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1975, United States District Court South Carolina 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1974.

Background

  • Chandler, William Henry was born on May 5, 1948 in Heminway, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Jackson and Margaret Eloise (Nelson) Chandler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts South Carolina, Columbia, 1970. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1973.

    Career

    • Partner Chandler & Ruffin, Hemingway, South Carolina, 1978-1984, Askins, Chandler, Ruffin & Askins, Hemingway, from 1984. Instructor business law Williamsburg Technology College, Kingstree, South Carolina, 1978—1979, instructor state and local government, South Carolina, 2002. Lieutenant colonel United States Air Force Retired, 1970-1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina 1973, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1975, United States District Court South Carolina 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1974.

    Membership

    Vice chairman Williamsburg County Board Trustees, 1979—1984, Williamsburg County Development Board. Chairman The Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Williamsburg County Planning Commission, from 2001. Member State History Records Advisory Board.

    President Williamsburg Company Forest Landowners Association. Chairman Williamsburg Company Planning Commission. Superintendent church school First Presbyterian Church, Bossier City, Louisiana, 1975—1977.

    Lay speaker Presbytery of the Pines Presbyterian Church United States, 1976—1977. Ruling elder Indiantown Presbyterian Church, Hemingway, from 1980. Moderator, counsel, member judiciary committee The Presbytery of New Harmony.

    Board directors Francis Marion College Foundation, Williamsburg County Farm Bureau. Vice chairman Pee Dee Heritage Foundation. Board directors Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, Lake City Museum, Pee Dee Land Trust.

    Attorney Town of Stuckey, South Carolina, from 1979. Member American Bar Association, Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion, South Carolina Genealogical Society, South Carolina Library. Society, French Higuenot Society, South Carolina History Society, Williamsburg County Bar Association (president since 2005), Francis Marian Trail Commission, Williamsburg County History Society (president), Three Rivers History Society (president), St. Andrews Society City of Columbia, Charleston Preservation Society, Lions, Masons (Hemingway), Williamsburg Hometown Community College (board directors), South Carolina Hall Fame (trustee), Hog Crawl Hunting Club, Wilson Lake Fishing Club, Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Rodgers Tomlinson, July 31, 1982. Children: Jared Witherspoon Nelson, Martha Elizabeth Hartman, Ann Paisley Snowden.
    • father: William Jackson Chandler
    • mother: Margaret Eloise (Nelson) Chandler
    • spouse: Ann Rodgers Tomlinson
    • children: Jared Witherspoon Nelson Chandler
    • Martha Elizabeth Hartman Chandler
    • Ann Paisley Snowden Chandler
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    Born March 5, 1948
    Died December 15, 2006
    (aged 58)
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