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Franklin Alexander McLeod
1884-1958

Born at Lynchburg, son of Captain William James McLeod and Effie McLean McLeod. Educated at Carlisle Fitting School, Bamberg; Wofford College, A.B., 1906; University of South Carolina, LL.B. 1911. School teacher, Blackstock Community, Fairfield and Chester Counties, 1906-08. Practiced in Sumter. Law partner: George D. Shore, 1920-58; Solicitor, Third Judicial Circuit, 1917-55. President, South Carolina Bar Association, 1950-51, Vice-President, 1949-50; Dean, Legislative Engrossing Service, S.C. General Assembly, 1937-49. President, Sumter Kiwanis Club, 1944-45; Lieutenant Governor, Columbia Division, Kiwanis International, 1945-46; Board of Trustees, Sumter Elks Club; First President, Clan McLeod Society of the Carolinas, 1952-54.

Member of Board of Stewards, Trinity Methodist Church; Teacher of McLeod-Wesley Bible Class, Trinity Methodist Church, and Kennedy's Bible Class, St. Mark's Methodist Church.

Fearless prosecutor, Bar leader and respected public servant. Married Eudora Dwight Kirk. Three children: Frank A. McLeod, Jr., R. Kirk McLeod and Marion McLeod Alston.