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Gedney Main Howe, Jr

1914 - 1981

 
 
Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker in Lawrimore Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
1. Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker in Lawrimore Park
Inscription.
(Front)

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


(Back)

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!"
Julius Caesar, 5.5

 
Location. 32° 46.6′ N, 79° 55.901′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston
Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
2. Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker
County. Marker can be reached from near Meeting Street near Broad Street. 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 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 degree from the University of South Carolina and was admitted to the Bar in 1937. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker back image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
3. Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker back
Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker's Bust image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
4. Gedney Main Howe, Jr Marker's Bust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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