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Allison, Rita, Rep.



  • Existence: born 1940


Merita ‘Rita’ Ann Allison (born 1940) is a South Carolina state representative from Lyman. Allison was born and has lived her entire life in Lyman, SC. Before entering politics, Allison graduated from the John Robert Powers School of Fashion Merchandising in 1964 and ran a small self-improvement business. In 1993, Allison won the seat for District 36 in the South Carolina State House of Representatives. She lost reelection in 2002, but gained her seat again in 2008. She served as Assistant Majority Leader in the State House from 1999 to 2000, chaired the SC Republican Women Caucus, and chaired the General Assembly Women’s Caucus. Allison was the first Republican woman to chair one of the six major committees when she was selected to chair the SC House Education and Public Works Committee. During her six years out of office, she worked as an education advisor for Governor Mark Stanford. For her service, Allison has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Allison, J. - Arnold, B.

 File — Box A3
Scope and Contents Allison, Jack Allison, Leroy Allison, Paul Allison, Ralph Allison, Rita Allison, Ronnie Allison, Wayne Allison, William Alvarez, Debra Lynn Alverson, Albert D. Alverson, Charles P. Amaker, E.J. Amick, Deborah Amick, L.T. Amos, Susan Lee Anders, Albert W. Anderson, Alan D. Anderson, Almalee Anderson, Alvin (baby...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Allison, Rita, 2001 - 2009

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 1
Scope and Contents

Three newspaper articles about Rep. Rita Allison. One is about her being named Career Woman of the Year in 2001. Another is about her losing an election in 2002. The third is about her filing a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous sender of a malicious letter in 2009.

Dates: 2001 - 2009

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Women legislators 1
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