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Mann, James R. (1920-2010)
Papers, 1948-1998, 28.75 ft.
James Robert Mann represented Greenville in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1949 to 1953. That year, Gov. James Byrnes appointed Mann solicitor of the 13th Judicial Circuit to succeed Robert Ashmore, a position he held until 1963 when he returned to the full-time practice of law. Mann returned to public service in 1969 with his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, once again succeeding Ashmore. Mann represented the Fourth District until 1979 when he returned home to practice law once again.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 19 pages)
The collection documents Mann's service in the South Carolina House of Representatives and in Congress. General Papers are arranged chronologically and include correspondence and research materials. Topics include Labor, Energy, Textiles, and Consumer Protection. Judiciary Committee files, 1973 to 1978, consist of correspondence, analyses, testimony, and research materials chiefly concerning the Nixon impeachment inquiry, Nixon's pardon, and the nominations of Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President. Files also document Mann's work as a member of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice on the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 and the Criminal Code Reform Act of 1978. Personal papers contain campaign files.