South Carolina Legislature


    Former Senator Kay Patterson

Senator Kay Patterson photo

Home County: RICHLAND

Senate District 19 - Richland

House District 73 - Richland

Personal Information

  • Residing at 6815 Gavilan Ave., Columbia
  • Born Jan. 11, 1931 in Darlington Co.
  • Son of the late James Hildred and Lelia (Prince) Patterson
  • Attended Claflin Coll., 1949-51
  • Atlanta Univ., NDEA Inst. in Black History, 1966
  • Graduated from Allen Univ., A.B., 1956
  • Temple Univ., 1957-59
  • S.C. State Univ., M.Ed., 1971
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws, 2000
  • Univ. of S.C. Hon. Doctor of Public Serv., 2005
  • July 7, 1955 Married to Jean Millicent James, 2 children, Pamela and the late Eric
  • Social Studies Teacher, W. A. Perry Middle School, 1956-70
  • Instructor, Dept. of Educ., Benedict Coll., 1968, and served as a UniServ Rep. for the S.C. Educ. Assn., 1970-86
  • Life Member of NAACP
  • Prince Hall Mason
  • Omega Psi Phi Frat.
  • Former Member of Educ. Comm. of the States
  • Southeastern Regional Educ. Bd.
  • Univ. of S.C. Trustee
  • SCDHPT Comr. (House Ways & Means Com.)
  • Vestry of St. Luke's Episcopal Church
  • Mil. serv.: Sgt., USMC, 1951-53
  • Prev. serv. in House 1975-85
  • Sen. Nov. 5, 1985-07.

   

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