James Robert Mann (South Carolina)

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James Robert Mann
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Robert T. Ashmore
Succeeded by Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Greenville County
In office
January 11, 1949 – January 13, 1953
Personal details
Born (1920-04-27)April 27, 1920
Greenville, South Carolina
Died December 20, 2010(2010-12-20) (aged 90)
Greenville, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Thomason Brunson
Profession lawyer
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army;
United States Army Reserve
Years of service 1941 – 1946
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Second World War

James Robert Mann (April 27, 1920 – December 20, 2010) was a soldier, lawyer and a United States Representative from South Carolina.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

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 bachelor's 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 as a member of the Euphradian Society.[2] He was admitted to the state bar the same year and established a private practice in Greenville.

Political career[edit]

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 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 impeachment of President Nixon. Mann did not seek re-election in 1978 and left Congress to resume his law practice in Greenville.


Mann was a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award.


  1. ^ http://www.abcnews4.com/Global/story.asp?S=13719551
  2. ^ Barrett, Victor Elmore, ed. (1947). Garnet and Black (PDF). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina. p. 173. 


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert T. Ashmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.