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Lourie, Isadore E. (1932-2003)

Papers, 1961-1994, 23.75 ft.

Isadore Edward Lourie served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1965 until his retirement in 1993 and gained a reputation as the champion of the common man and woman. Lourie was first elected to the South Carolina House with the slogan, "The Man Who Will Stand Up For You." In 1972, he won election to the state Senate. In 1995, Governor David Beasley appointed Lourie to the twenty-two-member South Carolina Commission on Racial Relations.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 21 pages)
The collection consists of material, chiefly 1978-1992, documenting his career in the SC House of Representatives (Richland County), 1965-1972, and the SC Senate, 1973-1992.  Topical files include material on such issues as aging, elections, the environment, gambling, homelessness, and administrative material on Richland County and its legislative delegation.  Personal papers document Lourie's campaigns and activity in his synagogue.

Memory Hold the Door (USC Law School)

Reception honors Isadore E. Lourie (Article, 1997)