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    Former Representative Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence

Representative Bessie Ayers Moody-Lawrence photo

Home County: YORK

House District 49 - York

Personal Information

  • Residing at 219 Bowser St., Rock Hill
  • Born Feb. 14, 1941 in Chester
  • Daughter of Robert Douglas Ayers, Sr. and Bessie Lewis Ayers
  • Graduated from S.C. State Univ., B.S., 1962
  • Winthrop Univ., M.Ed., 1971
  • Univ. of S.C., Ed.D., 1981
  • 1964 Married to the late Lindberg Moody, Sr., 3 children, Lindberg, Jr., Katrina Joanne, and Leah Bess
  • Feb. 9, 1991 Married to James Earl Lawrence, 1 stepchild, Erick C.
  • Coll. Marshal, Winthrop Univ., 1983-97
  • S.C. Assn. of Teacher Educators, Pres., 1982-83
  • Prog. Coordinator of Elementary Educ., Winthrop Univ., 1985-88
  • Central City Optimist of Rock Hill, VP, 1990-91
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., 1976
  • NAACP
  • Fleming Fellow, Class of 1997
  • Med., Mil., Public & Municipal Affairs Com.
  • Stennis Southern Women in Govt. Pacesetter, 1997-98
  • Jt. Com. to Study Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1993
  • Jt. Legis. Com. on Children and Families
  • The Laney Award, NAACP, 2000
  • Clerk of Session, Hermon United Presbyterian Church, 1980-86
  • Prev. serv. in House 1993-07.

   

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