Lucius Mendel Rivers was a Democratic U.S. Representative from South Carolina, representing the Charleston based 1st congressional district for nearly thirty years. He was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee during the period of the Vietnam War when the United States escalated its involvement in the war. Wikipedia*

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