Image, Members of the House of Representatives Sixth Congress Members edition, 1908
LEGARÉ, George Swinton (1869-1913)

LEGARÉ, GEORGE SWINTON, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Rockville, Charleston County, S.C., November 11, 1869; moved to Charleston in boyhood; was graduated from Porter Academy, Charleston, S.C., in 1889 and attended the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia for two years; was graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; corporation counsel 1898-1903; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death, before the close of the Sixty-second Congress; had been reelected to the Sixty-third Congress; died in Charleston, S.C., January 31, 1913; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: 1894-1909, approximately 500 items.
The letters of George Swinton Legaré to his wife, Frances Izlar Legaré, relate to social, family, and health matters, mostly while George Legaré was a patient in Fort Bayard, New Mexico (1908-1909). Also included are a few letters written from Washington, D.C. (1903-1906).


Clemson University
Special Collections and Archives
Clemson, SC
Papers: In the Benjamin R. Tillman Incoming Correspondence Series, ca. 1848-1919, 24.5 cubic feet.
Correspondents include George S. Legaré.

  • Noland, John A. Contested election case of John A. Noland vs. George S. Legaré, from the First Congressional District of South Carolina. Washington: Govermnent Printing Office, 1905.
  • United States. 62d Congress, 3d session, 1912-1913. George S. Legaré (late a Representative from South Carolina) Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, Sixty-second Congress. Proceedings in the House, February 23, 1913. Proceedings in the Senate, March 1, 1913. Prepared under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1914.