South Carolina. General Assembly. Senate. Judiciary Committee
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Abstract Marion Gressette served Orangeburg County for half a century in the South Carolina General Assembly. He began his public service in the House, 1925-1928, 1931-1932, and spent the majority of his career in the Senate, 1937-1984; President Pro Tempore, 1972-1984. Nicknamed the "Gray Fox" because of his legislative cunning and slicked-back gray hair, Gressette commanded the respect of political allies and adversaries alike.
Dates: c. 1920-1924, 1950-1984
Abstract Formed in January 1973, the Coalition was reorganized in 1975 as a public interest lobby to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the federal constitution by South Carolina. The Coalition was co-funded by the League of Women Voters and the National Organization for Women and headed by Keller H. Barron as legislative coordinator to handle political strategy and Janet Wedlock as field coordinator to organize constituent lobbying. South Carolina is one of fifteen states that did not...
Dates: 1963 - 1978