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Lawyer , Lieutenant Governor

William Brantley Harvey,, American lawyer, retired lieutenant governor. Bar: South Carolina 1955. Decorated Order of Palmetto Governor James B. Edwards, South Carolina.


Harvey,, William Brantley was born on August 14, 1930 in Walterboro, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Brantley and Thelma (Lightsey) Harvey.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, 1978. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1955.


Since practiced in, Beaufort, South Carolina. Senior partner Harvey & Battey. Member South Carolina House of Representatives from Beaufort County, 1958-1974, chairman rules committee, member constitutional revision committee.

Lieutenant governor State of South Carolina, 1974-1978. Board directors, past chairman Carolina Motor Club (American Automobile Association). Member executive committee Associate Marine Institute, past chairman.

Board directors, secretary Beaufort Marine Institute. Past chairman Beaufort County Transportation Committee. President South Carolina Bar, 1986—1987.

Member, vice chairman South Carolina State Board Technology and Comprehensive Education. Member International Medical Association Foundation. Lieutenant artillery United States Army, 1952-1954.


  • Bar: South Carolina. 1955.


Former commissioner South Carolina Department highways and Public transportation. Former commissioner, vice chairman South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission. Member Coastal Caroline council Boy Scouts American.

Member advisory board The Salvation Army Beaufort Unit. President Beaufort Industrial Park, Beaufort County Development Corporation. Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, Mustard Seed Foundation.

Board directors, vice chairman Historic Beaufort Foundation. Board directors Beaufort Symphony Orchestra. Member American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Beaufort County Bar Association, Rotary, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Sailing, hunting, fishing, reading.


Married Helen Coggeshall, December 30, 1952. Children: Eileen L., William Brantley, III, Helen C., Margaret D., Warren C.

William Brantley Harvey,

Thelma (Lightsey) Harvey,

Helen Coggeshall

Warren C. Harvey,

William Brantley Harvey,

III Harvey,

Margaret D. Harvey,

Eileen L. Harvey,

Helen C. Harvey,