Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MANN, James Robert (1920-2010)

MANN, JAMES ROBERT, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., April 27, 1920; graduated from Greenville High School, Greenville, S.C., 1937; B.A., The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., 1941; LL.B., University of South Carolina Law School, Columbia, S.C., 1947; editor, South Carolina Law Review, 1947; United States Army, 1941-1946; United States Army Reserve; member, South Carolina state house of representatives, 1949-1952; was admitted to the bar in 1947; lawyer, private practice; appointed solicitor, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, and elected in 1954 and reelected in 1958; secretary, Greenville County Planning Commission, 1963-1967; trustee, Greenville Hospital System, 1966-1968; commander, state of South Carolina, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1951-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; resumed the practice of law; died on December 20, 2010, in Greenville, S.C.

University of South Carolina
South Carolina Political Collections
Columbia, SC
Papers: 1948-1998, 28.75 linear feet.
The collection documents James Mann’s tenure in the South Carolina House of Representatives and representation of South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District, 1969-1979. Congressional materials include correspondence, speeches, Judiciary Committee records, voting records, audiovisual materials, and newspaper clippings. Campaign materials are also present. Of particular interest in the Judiciary Committee files, 1973-1978, are research materials concerning the impeachment inquiry and pardon of President Richard Nixon. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: James R. Mann, Democratic Representative from South Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.