|Preceded by Richard C. Watts|
Alma mater Newberry College
Succeeded by John G. Stabler
Name Eugene Blease
|Preceded by John Hardin Marion|
Died December 27, 1963
Spouse(s) Urbana Neel
Education Newberry College
|Succeeded by Milledge Lipscomb Bonham|
Eugene satterwhite blease top 7 facts
Eugene Satterwhite Blease was the chief justice on the South Carolina Supreme Court from 1931 to 1934.
Blease graduated from Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina and then worked as a teacher. In 1899, he was admitted to the South Carolina bar. Blease practiced law in Saluda and was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Saluda county in 1901 and 1902. He was Saluda County's state senator in 1905 and 1906. After moving to Newberry, he was the mayor of Newberry in 1920 and 1921 and then served in the House from 1922 until 1924. In 1926 he was elected as an associate justice on the South Carolina Supreme Court and was elevated to Chief Justice in 1931. Because of his health, he issued a letter of resignation on March 28, 1934, as effective October 8, 1934. In 1942, he returned to politics but lost in a close election for the United States Senate to Burnet R. Maybank. He is buried at the Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, South Carolina.