Gressette, L. Marion (Lawrence Marion)
- Existence: 1902 - 1984
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
There is a significant amount of research material for The Transformation of Southern Politics that reflects the travels of Bass and co-author Walter DeVries. Materials include notes, correspondence with interviewees, and interview transcripts. The pair also gathered statistical data on political leanings throughout the South from a number of research groups. Materials from 1993 to 1994 reflect research undertaken for the 1995 reprint of the book.
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.
n.d., Senator Marion Gressette (D-Calhoun) in Senate chamber; Senator Rembert Dennis (D-Berkeley) also visible (Photographs 71-73)
The papers consist entirely of photographic prints of public figures taken by Mauldin during his years as a political reporter. Most of the identifying information was provided by Mr. Mauldin on the reverse of the photos.
Vertical File Materials contain information gathered by SCPC relating to Mauldin and may duplicate information already present in the collection.