L. Mendel Rivers House

L. Mendel Rivers House (HMJJM)

Location: St Stephen, SC 29479 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 24.271', W 79° 55'

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Lucius Mendel Rivers (1905-1970), state representative 1933-36 and U.S. Representative 1940-70, was born in nearby Gumville and grew up on the family farm on Bonneau Road (now Mendel Rivers Avenue). Rivers attended the College of Charleston and the University of S.C. School of Law, practicing law in Charleston before winning a special election to the S.C. legislature in 1933.

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Rivers served as a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Dept. 1936-40 before being elected to Congress. A firm supporter of the military, Rivers was re-elected for fifteen terms. He was instrumental in expanding the Charleston Navy Base after World War II and served as chair of the House Armed Services Committee 1965-70, during the Vietnam War. He is buried at St. Stephen Episcopal Church.
Marker Number8-37
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Charleston Harbor Pilots, Maybank Shipping Company, and the William Gilmore Simms Literary Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600738 N 3696657
Decimal Degrees33.40451667, -79.91666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 24.271', W 79° 55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 24' 16.26" N, 79° 55' 0.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-208 State Rd S-8-351, St Stephen SC 29479, US
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