Rivers, Lucius Mendel

Rivers, Lucius Mendel

(1905–70) U.S. representative; born in Gumville, S.C. A lawyer and Democratic state assemblyman in South Carolina (1933–36), he served in Congress (1941–70), chairing the powerful Committee on Armed Services during the Vietnam War.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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