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 Coleman Livingston Blease

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Coleman Livingston Blease

Birth
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 19 Jan 1942 (aged 74)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Section B1
Memorial ID 8184520 View Source
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South Carolina Governor, U.S. Senator. After graduating from Georgetown University in 1889, he studied law, was admitted to bar and practiced law in Newberry, South Carolina. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, (1890-94, 1899-1900), plus both City Attorney and Mayor of Newberry, in 1910. In 1911, he was elected as a Democratic, the 90th Governor of South Carolina, serving until 1915. As Governor he became known nationwide for granting pardons or parole to 2000 convicts, also as a promoter of public health and education. After leaving office, he was a member of the State Executive Committee and elected to the U.S. Senate, serving (1925-31). After his term, he remained active in state politics and was elected as a Democrat to the South Carolina Unemployment Commission in 1941 and died the following year at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 15 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8184520
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8184520/coleman-livingston-blease : accessed ), memorial page for Coleman Livingston Blease (8 Oct 1867–19 Jan 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8184520, citing Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .