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Lucius Mendel Rivers

 
 
Lucius Mendel Rivers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Lucius Mendel Rivers Marker
Inscription.
(Left Panel)
South Carolinian
Born in
Berkley County
September 28 1905
Died at Birmingham
Alabama
December 28 1970

He spoke for
his neighbors
and strove to keep
his country strong

(Right Panel)
Statesman
and
Patriot
S.C. House of
Representatives
1933 1936
U.S. House of
Representatives
1941 1970
Chairman
House Armed Services
Committee
1965 1970

 
Location. 32° 46.616′ N, 79° 55.884′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street near near Broad Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Lawrimore Park. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quaker Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Blake Tenements (within shouting distance of this marker); Gedney Main Howe, Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named County of Charleston Historic Courthouse
Lucius Mendel Rivers Bust image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Lucius Mendel Rivers Bust
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hibernian Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Fireproof Building (within shouting distance of this marker); This Building (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Lucius Mendel Rivers, from Wikipedia. was a Democratic U.S. Representative from South Carolina, representing the Charleston based 1st congressional district for nearly thirty years.... After becoming chairman, (House Armed Services),he helped secure the first military pay raise since 1952 in 1965 despite opposition from the Secretary of Defense McNamara and President Johnson. Rivers was instrumental in establishing the additional enlisted pay grade of E-9, and he helped secure mobile home allowances and cheap air fares for soldiers returning from Viet Nam... (Submitted on October 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Politics
 
Lucius Mendel Rivers Marker, seen in Lawrimore Park, Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Lucius Mendel Rivers Marker, seen in Lawrimore Park, Charleston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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