St. Stephen in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
L. Mendel Rivers House
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.
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.
Erected 2005 by The Charleston Harbor Pilots, Maybank Shipping Company, and the William Gilmore Simms Literary Society. (Marker Number 8-37.)
Location. 33° 24.271′ N, 79° 55′ W. Marker is in St. Stephen, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Mendle Rivers Road (State Highway 8-351) and Brick Church Circle, on the right when traveling south on Mendle Rivers Road Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Stephen SC 29479, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Stephens Veterans Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); DeWitt Williams Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Thomas Walter (approx. 4.6 miles away); Maham Plantation (approx. 6.2 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Village of Pineville (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Stephen.
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1941, until his death in Birmingham, Ala., December 28, 1970 (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Lucius Mendel Rivers. Rivers received numerous accolades and honors to commemorate his service to the nation and to the 1st congressional district. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine: L. Mendell [sic] Rivers (SSN-686). (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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