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Bates, Lester Lee, Sr.
September 7, 1904–February 24, 1988
Mayor of Columbia, water boy for a logging crew, near-fatal accident, Industrial Life and Health Insurance Company, founded Capital Life and Health Insurance Company, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, civil rights movement, Greater Columbia Community Relations Council,
South Carolina Encyclopedia
University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
December 4, 2023
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May 17, 2016
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July 15, 2022