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L. Marion Gressette Papers

Marion Gressette served Orangeburg County for half a century in the South Carolina General Assembly. He began his public service in the House, 1925-1928 and 1931-1932, and then spent the majority of his career in the Senate, 1937-1984.

Gressette, L. Marion (1902-1984)

Papers, c. 1920-1924, 1950-1984, 10 ft.

Gressette was president pro tempore, 1972-1984. Nicknamed the "Gray Fox" because of his legislative cunning and slicked-back gray hair, Gressette commanded the respect of political allies and adversaries alike.

Collection Finding Aid
The collection documents Gressette's tenure in the South Carolina Senate. The bulk of the papers date from the 1970s to 1984. A small but significant group of records dates from 1953-1956.

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