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Military officer , state senator

James Albert Lander, 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.


Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.


Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.


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

Victoria Lander (deceased)

David Lander

Britt Lander

Gail Lander

Theresa Lander (deceased)

Leslie Lander

Jean Lander