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W. Croft Jennings, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina bar. Decorated Legion of Merit, various theater ribbons.


Jennings, W. Croft was born on November 8, 1906 in Bishopville, South Carolina, United States.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1927. Student, Harvard Law School, 1930. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1932.


Associate Bulkley, Ledyard, Dickinson & Wright, Detroit, 1932-1934. Special assistant United States Attorney General, 1934-1941. Partner Roberts & Jennings, Columbia, South Carolina, 1946-1956, Roberts, Jennings, Thomas & Lumpkin, 1956-1962, Roberts, Jennings & Thomas, 1963-1996.

Counsel Dial, Jennings, Windham, Thomas & Roberts, 1976-1996. Special lecturer federal taxation United States.C. Law School, 1946-1954. Member advisory group to the United States Commissioner Internal Revenue, 1962-1963.


  • Bar: South Carolina bar.


Active local chapter American Red Cross, national board governors, 1954-1960, vice chairman, 1959-1960. Board directors Joint Blood Council, Inc., 1958-1962. Member board Columbia Music Festival Association, 1949-1951.

Trustee Columbia Museum Art, 1964-1970, president, 1967-1969. Commissioner Columbia Art Commission, 1970-1984, chairman, 1976-1984, advisory council, 1984-1996. Chancellor Episcopal Diocese Upper South Carolina, 1950-1971, chancellor emeritus, 1971-1996.

Deputy Triennial Convention, P.E. Church, 1958, 61 64, 67, 69, 70. Served as ensign United States Navy, 1927-1929. From lieutenant to captain United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946.

Commander United States Naval Reserve Battalion, 1938-1941, Washington. Commander United States Naval Reserve Battalion, 1946-1949, Columbia. Rear admiral, retired 1953.

Member American, South Carolina, Richland County bar associations, American Judicature Society, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Pine Tree Hunt (Columbia), Forest Lake (Columbia), Palmetto (Columbia). Army Navy (Washington).

Linville Golf (Linville, North Carolina).


Son of Larkin Hamilton (Doctor of Medicine and Maria Anne Lenud (Croft) J. Married Elizabeth Bethune Brandon, February 14, 1928. Children: Anne M., W. Croft.

Larkin Hamilton Jennings

Elizabeth Bethune Brandon

Anne M. Jennings

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