Mary Thomasine Mason

(1918-2012)

Mason, the second woman elected to the S.C. Senate, served from 1967 to 1968, representing Clarendon and Sumter counties. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina. She practiced law in Manning in the 1960s, and served as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., 1969-1975, In 1971, she was appointed as a Federal Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, serving until c.1988.

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