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Lawrence Marion Gressette

state senator.

Lawrence Marion Gressette, American state senator. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi.; Club:.


Gressette, Lawrence Marion was born on February 11, 1902 in St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States. Son of J. T. and Rosa (Wannamaker) Gressette.


Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1977. Doctor of Laws, Clemson U., 1980, The Citadel, 1981.


Bar: South Carolina. 1924. Practiced in, St. Mathews, 1924-1984. Member firm Gressette & Gressette, 1959-1980, Gressette and Prickett, 1980-1984.

Member South Carolina. Senate, 1937-1984, president pro tem, 1972-1984, Chairman of Commission on judiciary, 1953-1984, committee highways, 1970, vice Chairman of Commission on education, 1967-1984, vice chairman South Carolina. Reorganization Commission, 1972-1976, chairman Commision on Interstate Cooperative, 1972-1984.

Member governing board Council State Govts., 1972-1984. Chairman South Carolina. School Committee, 1951-1966.

Member South Carolina. Democratic Executive Committee, 1948-1984, chairman, 1953-1954. Delegate at large National Democratic Convention, Chicago, 1956, Los Angeles, 1960, Atlantic City, 1964.


Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Florence Howell, August 18, 1927.

J. T. Gressette

Rosa (Wannamaker) Gressette

Florence Howell