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L. Mendel Rivers

congressman

L. Mendel Rivers, American congressman. Mason, Elk.

Background

Rivers, L. Mendel was born on September 28, 1905 in Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States. Son of Lucius Hampton and Henrietta Marion (McCay) Rivers.

Education

Student College of Charleston, 1926-1929, University of South Carolina. Law School, 1929-1931.

Career

Admitted South Carolina. bar, 1932. Served in State Legislature of South Carolina, 1933-1936. Chairman Charleston County house delegation, State Legislature, 1934-1936.

Special attorney Department of Justice, 1936-1940. Member 77th to 91st Congresses, 1st District South Carolina., chairman armed services committee.

Membership

Mason, Elk.

Connections

Married Margaret Middleton, September 1, 1938. Children: Margaret Middleton (Mistress.

father:
Lucius Hampton Rivers

mother:
Henrietta Marion (McCay) Rivers

spouse:
Margaret Middleton

child:
Margaret Middleton (Mrs Rivers