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George Swinton LEGARÉ

(1869-1913)

LEGARÉ, George Swinton, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Rockville, Charleston County, S.C., November 11, 1869; moved to Charleston in boyhood; was graduated from Porter Academy, Charleston, S.C., in 1889 and attended the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia for two years; was graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; corporation counsel 1898-1903; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death, before the close of the Sixty-second Congress; had been reelected to the Sixty-third Congress; died in Charleston, S.C., January 31, 1913; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

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

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