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Floyd Davidson Spence, American congressman. Bar: South Carolina 1956, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Recipient Watchdog of the Treasury award, Order of the Palmetto award, Boy Scouts American Silver Beaver Award.


Spence, Floyd Davidson was born on April 9, 1928 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of James Wilson and Addie (Lucas).


Bachelor of Arts South Carolina, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1956. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, 1970.

Doctor of Laws, The Citadel, 1995. Doctor of Public Service (honorary), University South Carolina, 1995.


Former partner Callison and Spence, West Columbia, South Carolina. Member South Carolina House Representatives, 1956-1962, South Carolina Senate, 1966-1970, minority leader, 1966-1970, chairman joint committee internal security, 1967-1970. Member United States Congresses from 2nd South Carolina district, Washington, 1971—2001.

Chairman armed services committee, 1995—2001. Subcommittee military procurement. Veterans affairs committee.

Chairman National Security Committee, 1995—1999. Ranking minority member Armed Services committee, 1992-1994. Member House of Representatives committee on committees 103d Congress.

Member Republican policy committee 104th, 105th, 106th Congress.


  • Bar: South Carolina 1956, Supreme Court of the United States Court.


  • Other Work

    • Editor South Carolina Law Quarterly.


Past chairman Indian Waters council South Carolina Boy Scouts American, 1965-1966, former member council executive board, council advisory board, chairman Lexington County South Carolina Mental Health Association, 1959. President Lexington Cty. History Society; former member board visitors United States Naval Academy Captain United States Naval Reserve, retired.

Member American Legion, Voiture 1211-forty and eight, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV, Reserve Officers Association, Navy League, Military Order of World Wars, Fleet Reserve Association, Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Alpha Delta (former chief justice), Kappa Sigma Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, council directors Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Advancement of Military Medical, national board of advisors Washington Legal Foundation, board of advisors Close Up Foundation, advisory board of United States Marshals and Peace Officers Associate America, national advisory council Citizens Communications Right to Keep and Bear Arms, advisory communications Congrassional Institute, Inc., honorary advisory board of National Student Leadership Foundation, board of governors National Space Club.


Son of; married Deborah Williams, July 3, 1988. Children from previous marriage: David, Zack, Benjamin, Caldwell.

James Wilson Son

Addie (Lucas) Son

Deborah Williams