Robert Evander McNair

78th Governor of the State of South Carolina 1965 to 1971

Date Born: December 14, 1923

Date Died: Living

Place Born: Cades, SC (Williamsburg County)

Place Buried: TBD

Residence: Unknown

Occupation: Lawyer, US Naval Reserve ('42-'26)


University of South Carolina - A.B. 1947, LL.B. 1948

South Carolina House of Representatives, 1951-1962
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1962-1965

1965 - Lieutenant Governor McNair succeeded to office following the resignation of Governor Donald S. Russell.

1966 - Governor McNair defeated Joseph O. Rogers, Jr. in the general election for office of governor

March 1, 1967 – The General Assembly amended the state constitution to allow women to serve on juries

June 20, 1967 – The General Assembly passed the "brown bag" law, permitting individuals to carry their own bottles of liquor into restaurants

February 8, 1968 – A riot at South Carolina College (now South Carolina State University) in Orangeburg resulted in the death of three black students

March 14, 1968 – Membership in the State Bar became mandatory for all lawyers practicing in South Carolina

1970 – The 1970 census revealed that Columbia was the state's first city with a population over 100,000

1971 –McNair became a senior partner at McNair, Konduros, and Corley after leaving office


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