South Carolina Supreme Court Justices

Lionel Kennedy Legge
           
Date Born: December 11, 1889

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 Date Died: July 22, 1970

       
       
       
       
       
Place Born: Charleston, SC

Place Buried: St. Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Charleston, SC

           
   

Associate Justice 1954 - 1961
   

Lionel Kennedy Legge was born on December 11, 1889 in Charleston, SC, the son of Claude Lascelles Legge and Elizabeth Judd (Hutchinson) Legge. His initial education was in public schools in Charleston, SC. He graduated in 1909 from the College of Charleston. After passing the SC bar, he partnered in the lawfirm of Legge & Allan in Charleston, SC.

In 1915, Lionel Kennedy Legge was elected as an Alderman for the City of Charleston, SC.

On December 9, 1920, Lionel Kennedy Legge married Dorothy Haskell Porcher, daughter of John Couturier Porcher and Harriet Eva (Haskell) Porcher; they had two known sons.

In 1942, Lionel Kennedy Legge was first elected as one of eight men to represent Charleston County in the SC House of Representatives of the:
- 85th General Assembly that met from 1943 to 1944
- 87th General Assembly that met from 1947 to 1948
- 88th General Assembly that met from 1949 to 1950
- 89th General Assembly that met from 1951 to 1952
- 90th General Assembly that met from 1953 to 1954

On February 17, 1954, Lionel Kennedy Legge was elected as an Associate Justice on the SC Supreme Court, replacing Associate Justice Edward Ladson Fishburne, who had recently retired. He resigned from the House of Representatives on March 30, 1954. Associate Justice Lionel Kennedy Legge retired in December of 1961 due to reaching the mandatory retirement age.

On July 22, 1970, Lionel Kennedy Legge died in Charleston, SC, and he was buried in the St. Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Charleston, SC.



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