Asbury Francis Lever Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Newberry College, 1895. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1899. Doctor of Laws, University Maryland, 1920, Newberry College, 1937.
Doctor of Science, Clemson College, 1937.
Delegate Democratic state conventions, 1896-1900. South Carolina House of Representatives, 1900-1901 (resigned). Elected to 57th Congress for unexpired term (1901-1903) of J. William Stokes, deceased.
Reëlected 58th to 66th Congresses (1903-1921), 7th South Carolina. District; resigned, 1919. Member Farm Loan Board, 1919-1922.
Became president First Carolinas Joint Stock Land Bank, Columbia, 1922. Later field representative of Federal Farm Board. Director public relations Farm Credit Administration, Columbia, South Carolina.
While in Congress was author of Cotton Futures Act, Agricultural Extension Act, Federal Warehouse Act, Act creating bureau of Markets, Lever Fuel and Food Control Act. Home: Columbia, South Carolina.
Member Farm Loan Board, 1919-1922.
Married Lucile Scurry Butler, July 5, 1911. Children: Mary Catherine, Asbury Francis.