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military officer , State senator

James Albert Lander was American military officer, controller. Decorated Bronze Star, Legion of Merit; recipient Arc Legislation award, 1999, Order of Palmetto State of South Carolina, 1985, Palmetto Cross, 1991, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1990; named Legislator of Year South Carolina Association Counties and South Carolina Association Deaf, 1994.


Lander, James Albert was born on April 9, 1930 in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Jones and Annie (Cheatham) Lander.


Bachelor of Science, Lander College, 1986. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lander University, 2000.


Technician, South Carolina. National Guard, Abbeville, 1952-1953;life insurance salesman, Gulf Life Pilot, Metropolitan, Anderson, South Carolina., 1953-1966;major, United States Army, 1966-1971;plans and operations officer, chief of staff, South Carolina. Army National Guard, Columbia, 1971-1985;major general military, South Carolina.

Army National Guard, Columbia, 1988-1991;member, South Carolina. Senate, Columbia, since 1993.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform people, and so they should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


God commands His people to respect the authority of political leaders and honor them. God also commands His people to pray for their political leaders.


Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value for one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


Chairman RSVP Advisory Committee, since 1991, Newberry County Literacy Association, 1991-1993. Deacon Newberry 1st Baptist Church. Past chairman Boy Scouts American, Newberry.

Member of AARP (president), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officers Association American, Chamber of Commerce Newberry, Association United States Army, Military Order World Wars, Vietnam Veterans Association, Exchange Club, Rotary, Masons, Shriners, American Legion.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, gardening.


Married Jolene Patricia Smith, June 8, 1952. Children: Theresa (deceased), Britt, Leslie, Victoria (deceased), Gail, Jean, David.

William Jones Lander

Annie (Cheatham) Lander

Jolene Patricia Smith

Theresa Lander (deceased)

Britt Lander

Leslie Lander

Victoria Lander (deceased)

Gail Lander

Jean Lander

David Lander