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TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE EDISTO RIVER ALONG UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 IN COLLETON COUNTY "SENATOR PEDEN MCLEOD BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS AT THIS BRIDGE CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, the Honorable Peden McLeod is married to Mrs. Mary Waite McLeod and together they are the proud parents of four children and have ten grandchildren; and
Whereas, he graduated from Wofford College in 1962 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1967; he has for more than fifty years been a leading member of the South Carolina Bar; he founded the Bank of Walterboro, now the Bank of the Low Country, and currently serves as its board chairman and chief executive officer. He is a permanent member of the United States Fourth Judicial Circuit Conference, was a member of the House of Delegates for the South Carolina Bar from 1975 to 1983, and he served as a member of the Walterboro City Council from 1970 to 1972; and
Whereas, he was commander of Post 93 of the American Legion from 1971 to 1972 and district chairman of the Boy Scouts of America from 1967 to 1971; was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and the Society of the Wig and Robe during his law school years, and he received the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award in 1972; and
Whereas, Mr. McLeod also had a distinguished career in the General Assembly. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1972 from Colleton County, he served as Assistant Majority Leader from 1977 to 1979; he was chairman of the Joint Appropriations Review Committee from 1978 to 1979; he was elected to the Senate in 1979, became chairman of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee, and remained in the Senate until October 1, 1990, when he became Code Commissioner and Director of the Legislative Council, a position he held until February 16, 1998. In the latter capacity, he was a commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and serves as a lifetime member, secretary of the Judicial Council of the State of South Carolina, and commissioner of the Constitutional Ballot Commission; and
Whereas, he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by former Governor David Beasley; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to further recognize the good works of this son of South Carolina by having a bridge in his beloved Colleton County named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the bridge that crosses the Edisto River along United States Highway 17 in Colleton County "Senator Peden McLeod Bridge" and erect appropriate signs or markers at this bridge containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Department of Transportation.
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