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In Memory

George Hall Moffett


GEORGE HALL MOFFETT was admitted to the bar and began practice as a lawyer at Charleston in 1892. His earnestness, well rounded ability, and diligence has brought him a high place at the bar, where for a number of years he has associated with the leaders in the front rank.

He was born at Charleston October 27, 1867. His grandfather came from Scotland and settled in Charleston in 1810. His father married Elizabeth Henry Simonton, whose people were colonial settlers, first in Pennsylvania and later in South Carolina, prior to the American Revolution. The father of the Charleston lawyer, George Hall Moffett, entered the Confederate army as a private, was promoted and became adjutant general of Hagood’s Brigade, Twenty-fifth South Carolina Volunteers. After the war he was a prominent Charleston merchant.

George H. Moffett was prepared for college in the grammar and high schools of Charleston, also studied in the College of Charleston, and in 1889 received his Bachelor of Arts degree from South Carolina University. After graduating he taught one year in the country and one year in Charleston. In the meantime he was diligently studying law.

His career as a lawyer has been punctuated by various public honors. He served as a member of the Legislature in the sessions of 1901 and 1902 and in 1903 was chosen corporation counsel for Charleston and held that office several years. Mr. Moffett is now chairman of the Board .of Public School Commissioners for the City of Charleston. He is a democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon college fraternity, a Knight of Pythias and is a Knight Templar and thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner.

He married Miss Mary E. Conner, eldest daughter of Gen. James Conner, of Charleston.