Memory Hold The Door
Walton James McLeod, Jr.
Born Lynchburg, SC, son of Walton J. McLeod and Pauline Mullins McLeod. Affectionately known as Stumpy.
Graduated Porter Military Academy, 1923; Wofford College, A.B., 1926, Honorary D.L., 1988; University of South Carolina, J.D., 1930.
Practiced at Walterboro, 1930-94. Senior partner, McLeod, Fraser, and Cone. City Attorney, Walterboro, 1934-94. County Attorney, Colleton, 1932-41. Counsel, SC Public Service Authority (Santee - Cooper), 1934-42.
President, South Carolina Bar Association, 1969-70; Recipient, DuRant Distinguished Service Award, 1981. American Bar Association: Member, Board of Governors, 1964-67; Member, House of Delegates, 1950-70; Charter Member, Comm. on Civil Rights, 1963. President, Colleton Co. Bar Association, 1962-94. Fellow, Am. Col. of Trial Lawyers; Am. Col. of Probate Counsel. Instrumental in establishing the organized SC Bar.
Vice Chair, SC Highway Commission, 1949-50; Member, 1946-50. State Comander, SC American Legion, 1949-50. Deligate, Democratic National Convention, 1948, 1964. President pro tem, SC Democratic Convention, 1976. Trustee, Walterboro Schools, 1936-46.
Demobilized Lt. Comander, US Navy, 1942-45, air combat intelligence officer, Pacific Theatre - three battle stars.
Teacher over 40 years, Wesley Bible Class, Bethel United Methodist Church. Trustee, Wofford College, 1954-66. Board Chair, SC Methodist Conference.
Recognized for his integrity, learning, loyalty, devotion and professional skill, a leader of every organization of which he was an active member.
Married Rhoda Lane Brown, 1935. Survived by her and four sons: Walton J. III, Senator Peden Brown, W. Mullins, and Thomas Gordon McLeod, III.