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Lawyer

Grafton Geddes Dowling, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1938, South Carolina (United States District Court) 1939, United States Court Appeals 1946, United States Supreme Court 1968. Scholar, University South Carolina, 1932-1936.

Background

Dowling, Grafton Geddes was born on September 29, 1915 in Greenwood, South Carolina, United States. Son of Grafton Geddes and Leonora Connors (Mauldin) Dowling.

Education

University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Arts). University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Regional attorney United States Department Agriculture, 1938—1942. Private practice Beaufort, South Carolina, 1946. Of counsel Dowling Law Firm, 1975.

Lecturer political science University South Carolina, 1956—1966. Served 1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps, Member of Parliament United States Army, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: South Carolina 1938, South Carolina (United States District Court) 1939, United States Court Appeals 1946, United States Supreme Court 1968.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (Parris Island) A History from Cusabo to Leatherneck, 1971.

Membership

Member South Carolina Legislature, 1949—1950, State Reorganization. Comn., 1972—1982; chairman South Carolina Highway Commission, Port Royal Port Authority, 1956—1964, South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Board, 1964—1972. Member presidential delegate Geneva Convention on Warfare, 1974—1977.

Member of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (chairman, president), South Carolina Bar, Federal Bar, American Bar, American Probate Counsel, American Judicature Association, Association Trial Lawyers America, Masons Club, Palmetto Club, Oglethorpe Club, Rotary Club.

Connections

Married Edith Bannister, December 4, 1949. Children: David, Geddes, Elizabeth Dowling Sendor.

father:
Grafton Geddes Dowling

mother:
Leonora Connors (Mauldin) Dowling

spouse:
Edith Bannister

child:
David Dowling

child:
Geddes Dowling

child:
Elizabeth Dowling Sendor Dowling