James Robert Mann (South Carolina)

James Robert Mann (South Carolina)

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James Robert Mann (South Carolina)

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James Robert Mann (April 27, 1920 – December 20, 2010) was a soldier, lawyer and a United States Representative from South Carolina.

Early life and career

Mann was born in Greenville to Alfred Cleo Mann (1889–1956) and Nina Mae (Griffin) Mann and he graduated from Greenville High School in 1937. He then went to Charleston to receive his bachelors degree at The Citadel in 1941. With the outbreak of World War II, Mann enlisted in the U.S. Army and served on active duty until 1946, when he became a reservist with the rank of colonel. After the war, Mann enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law and graduated magna cum laude in 1947. He was admitted to the state bar the same year and established a private practice in Greenville.

Political career

In 1948, Mann was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and he served for two terms until Governor James F. Byrnes appointed him as the circuit solicitor for the 13th judicial circuit of South Carolina. He was re-elected twice to that post and served until 1962. Afterwards, he became the secretary for the Greenville County Planning Commission and a trustee of the Greenville Hospital System. In 1968, Mann successfully won election to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat to represent the 4th congressional district. While in the House, Mann was a member of the Judiciary Committee that voted to recommend the......
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