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James Butler HARE

(1918-1966)

HARE, James Butler, (son of Butler Black Hare), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Saluda, S.C., September 4, 1918; attended the public schools; was graduated from Newberry College in 1939; postgraduate work at Erskine College, Due West, S.C., in 1941; enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1940 and released to inactive duty in the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander in January 1946 with thirty-two months in the Pacific Theater; was graduated from the law school of the University of South Carolina in 1947; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Saluda, S.C.; member of the board of trustees of the University of South Carolina; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950; recalled to active duty in the United States Navy January 1, 1950, and served as law specialist until released to inactive duty as a commander in May 1952; resumed the practice of law in Saluda, S.C.; died in Columbia, S.C., July 16, 1966; interment in Travis Park Cemetery, Saluda, S.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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