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James Butler Hare, (September 4, 1918 – July 16, 1966) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. He served for one term from 1949 to 1951.

James Butler Hare
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byWilliam Jennings Bryan Dorn
Succeeded byWilliam Jennings Bryan Dorn
Personal details
BornSeptember 4, 1918
Saluda, South Carolina
DiedJuly 16, 1966(1966-07-16) (aged 47)
Columbia, South Carolina
Resting placeSaluda, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNewberry College
Erskine College
ProfessionAttorney
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1940 – 1946; 1950 – 1952
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Commander
Battles/warsWorld War Two Pacific Theater
Korean War

BiographyEdit

He was born in Saluda, South Carolina on September 4, 1918. He was the son of Butler B. Hare, who had also represented this district from 1939 to 1947. He attended the public schools, graduated from Newberry College in 1939, and did postgraduate work at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. He enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1940 and was released to inactive duty in the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander in January, 1946 with thirty-two months in the Pacific Theater. He graduated from the law school of the University of South Carolina in 1947 and was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Saluda, South Carolina. He was a member of the board of trustees of the University of South Carolina. He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950. He was recalled to active duty in the United States Navy January 1, 1950, and served as a law specialist until released to inactive duty as a commander in May 1952. He resumed the practice of law in Saluda, S.C. He died in Columbia, South Carolina on July 16, 1966. He is interred in Travis Park Cemetery, Saluda, South Carolina.

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