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Jefferson Blakely Bates

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Jefferson Blakely Bates, American state official. Recipient U.D.C. Cross of Military Service, 1962.

Background

Bates, Jefferson Blakely was born on October 16, 1896 in Wateree, South Carolina, United States. Son of John M. and Amanda (Scott) Bates.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Science, 1917. Doctor of Laws, Clemson Agricultural College, South Carolina., 1956, University South Carolina., 1959 Member South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1923-1926.

State senator, Richland Co, South Carolina., 1934-1940. State treasurer of South Carolina. since 1940. Ex-officio chairman State Board Bank Control.

Member S C. Budget and Control Board President Crippled Children Society of South Carolina., 1957-1959, chairman of the board of trustees, 1960-1965. Trustee, member of Executive Committee, treasurer National Society Crippled Children and Adults, 1963-1965. President University of Southern California Endowment Fund, 1958-1960, University of South Carolina Ednl.

Foundation, 1958-1965. Delaware National Democratic Convention, 1952, 56. Permanent president State Democratic Convention, 1960.

Career

President Crippled Children Society of South Carolina., 1957-1959, chairman of the board of trustees, 1960-1965. Delaware National.

Membership

Served United States, Naval Flying Corps, World War I. Member Columbia Life Underwriters Association (past president), National Association State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (president 1947), University of Southern California Alumni Association (president 1951-1952, 52-53), Blue Key, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Kiwanian (president Columbia (South Carolina.) club 1939.

Connections

father:
John M. Bates

mother:
Amanda (Scott) Bates