Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gedney Main Howe, Jr
1914 - 1981
The man we honor and
here remembered served his
country in the time of war,
his state in time of peace.
In his beloved Charleston,
he was the preeminent Trial
Lawyer of the 20th Century, yet his
reach was broader than the law.
With his wit and charm,
he was a loyal friend.
With his genuine compassion,
he was an eloquent counselor.
With his tenacious courage,
he was a lifelong champion
of equal justice.
With his generous heart, he made
us seem better than we really are.
And as he dared always to seek
the common good, we here
commemorate the genius and quiet
dignity of a man who led us well
beyond our due.
Placed by the many friends of Gedney Main Howe, Jr
August 1, 2002
Gedney Main Howe, Jr
Born; September 4, 1914
Died May 8, 1981
His life was gentle,
And the elements
So mixed in him that
Nature might stand up
And say to all the world
"This was a man!"
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1821.
Location. 32° 46.6′ N, 79° 55.901′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from near Meeting Street near Broad Street. Located in Lawrimore Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Building (a few steps from this marker); Blake Tenements (within shouting distance of this marker); Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (within shouting distance of this marker); County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucius Mendel Rivers (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); David Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Gedney Main Howe, Jr. Solicitor of the Ninth Judicial Circuit from 1947 to 1956.
Also see . . . University of South Carolina School of Law, Gedney Main Howe, Jr. He received his Bachelor of Law (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.