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Orr, James Lawrence b. May 12, 1822 d. May 5, 1873 US Congressman, Civil War CSA Congressman, 41st South Carolina Governor, US Diplomat. A lawyer and newspaperman, he was elected as a Democrat to represent South Carolina’s 2nd, then 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1849 to 1859. From 1857 to 1859 he served as Speaker of the House. In December 1860 he was a delegate to the South Carolina Secession Convention, and signed the state’s Ordnance of Secession. When the Civil War started, he helped...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA