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J. PalmerGaillard


Elected mayor December 11, 1959, succeeding William M. Morrison. Re-elected 1963, 1967, and 1971. Resigned to accept the position of deputy assistant secretary of the U. S. Navy for reserve affairs; succeeded by Arthur B. Schirmer, Jr., August 1975.
Born 1920, died July 28, 2006, buried in St. Philip's Episcopal churchyard.
Son of J. Palmer Gaillard and Eleanor Lucas, married Lucy Foster 1944.
Businessman, established Seaboard Lumber & Supply Company in 1947; 1975-1985 vice-president of Ruscon Corporation.
Served four years in U. S. Navy beginning December 1941.
Twice elected to Charleston City Council, 1951 and 1955.

Gaillard, J. Palmer, Jr. Boards to Boardrooms: The Life and Memoirs of J. Palmer Gaillard, Jr. Charleston, 2004.
"Gaillard Reviews His 10 Years as Mayor." News and Courier, December 14, 1969.
"Gaillard to Resign." News and Courier, April 25, 1975.
"J. Palmer Gaillard, Jr., 1920-2006. A True Public Servant." Post and Courier, July 29, 2006.

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