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United States Senator

Coleman Livingston BLEASE, United States. Senator.


BLEASE, Coleman Livingston was born on October 8, 1868 in Newberry Company, South Carolina.


Georgetown University Law School, 1889


Began practicing law at Newberry Court House with brother, Harry H. Blease.


Methodist Church.


  • Member, South Carolina House of Representative, 1890-1894, 1899-1900. Served as Speaker pro tempore. Democratic Presidential Elector, 1896 and 1900. Chairman, Democratic Party of Newberry City and Company. Delegate., Democratic State Convs. for many years and Pres, of State Convention, Democratic Party of South Carolina, 1926. Delegate., National. Democratic Convention, 1928, and served as Member of Comm, on Platform and Resolutions. Meim. Democratic State Executive Comm, for 18 years City Attorney of Newberry, 1901-1902. Member, South Carolina Senate, 1905-1909. Pres, pro tempore; Mayor of Helena, 1897. Of Newberry, 1910; Governor of South Carolina, two terms, 1911-1915. Elected United States Senators, since 1924. Member of Improved Order of Red Men. Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Loyal Order of Moose. Knights of Pythias.; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Woodmen of World; Newberry and Richland Company Bar Associations. South Carolina State Bar Association. American Bar Assn, of the United States.


Spouse Lillie Summers.