RIVERS, Lucius Mendel (1905-1970)

Democrat of South Carolina

1st congressional district

Served in House 1941-1970

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RIVERS, Lucius Mendel, Representative from South Carolina; born in Gumville, Berkeley County, S.C., September 28, 1905; attended the public schools, the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., and the University of South Carolina at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; member of the State house of representatives 1933-1936; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1941, until his death in Birmingham, Ala., December 28, 1970; chairman, Committee on Armed Services (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-first Congresses); interment in St. Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, St. Stephen, S.C.
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