George Swinton Legaré

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George Swinton Legaré (November 11, 1869 – January 31, 1913) was an American attorney and politician from South Carolina. He was best known for his service in the United States House of Representatives from 1903 until his death.

George Swinton Legaré
George Swinton Legaré (South Carolina Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1914's George S. Legaré, Late a Representative from South Carolina
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1903 – January 31, 1913
Preceded byWilliam Elliott
Succeeded byRichard S. Whaley
Corporation Counsel of Charleston, South Carolina
In office
Preceded byCharles Inglesby
Succeeded byGeorge F. Moffett
Personal details
Born(1869-11-11)November 11, 1869
Rockville, South Carolina
DiedJanuary 31, 1913(1913-01-31) (aged 43)
St. Andrews, South Carolina
Resting placeMagnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Fannie Izlar (m. 1893-1913, his death)
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina
Georgetown University

Early lifeEdit

Legaré was born in Rockville, South Carolina, the son of Edward T. and Kate (Malcolmson) Legaré.[1] Shortly after birth, the Legaré family moved to Charleston. He graduated from Porter Military Academy in 1889.[1] Legaré studied law at the University of South Carolina for two years, then transferred to Georgetown University Law School.[1] He graduated from Georgetown with an LL.B. in 1893.[1]


Legaré was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced a legal practice in Charleston.[1] From 1898 to 1903, he served as Charleston's corporation counsel.[1] He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903 until his death.[1] He had been reelected to the Sixty-third Congress, but died before the term started on March 4, 1913.[1]


Legaré died in St. Andrews, near Charleston on January 31, 1913.[1] He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery.[2]


In 1893, Legaré married Fannie Izlar, the daughter of Judge James Izlar.[1] They were the parents of six children, four of whom were living at the time of Legaré's death -- Ferdinda, Julia, Hermina, and George.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Hon. George S. Legare Dead". The Herald and News. Newberry, SC. February 4, 1913. p. 8 – via
  2. ^ "George S. Legare Laid to Rest". The Laurens Advertiser. Laurens, SC. February 5, 1913. p. 4 – via

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Elliott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard S. Whaley