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St. Stephen in Berkeley County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

L. Mendel Rivers House

 
 
L. Mendel Rivers House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. L. Mendel Rivers House Marker
Inscription. (Marker Front)
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.

(Marker Reverse)
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
L. Mendel Rivers House Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
2. L. Mendel Rivers House Marker, reverse side
. 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).
L. Mendel Rivers House Marker seen at northern terminus of Mendel Rivers Road (State Road 8-351) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
3. L. Mendel Rivers House Marker seen at northern terminus of Mendel Rivers Road (State Road 8-351)
Laid down, 26 June 1971, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 2 June 1973; Commissioned, USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686), 21 December 1974; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 10 May 2001; Final Disposition, disposed of through the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA. 19 July 2002. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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L. Mendel Rivers House Marker and present day structure on site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
4. L. Mendel Rivers House Marker and present day structure on site
Seems this is an Administration Building for St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
L. Mendel Rivers image. Click for full size.
M. John Lenhardt, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives, 1968
5. L. Mendel Rivers
L. Mendel Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
6. L. Mendel Rivers Marker
L. Mendel Rivers
Avenue
Our native son
This marker placed
October 9, 1964
at St.Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, at right reads: image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 30, 2010
7. at St.Stephen Episcopal Church Cemetery, at right reads:
(West face)
[House of Representatives U.S.A. Seal]
Rivers
(East Face)
Lucius Mendel
Rivers
1905 - 1970
Son of Lucius Hampton Rivers
and
Henrietta Marion McCay Rivers
(North face)
Lucius Mendel Rivers
Statesmen and Patriot
** Whose efforts never
faltered in building
his country's defenses
representing his people
for over thirty years in
Congress, six years as
chairman of the House
Committee on Armed
Services.
L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686) Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-93-05792 image. Click for full size.
OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection
8. L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686) Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-93-05792
Scrapped and junked 2002
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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