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Former state rep remembered for service, dedication

By Greg Oliver

Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — Former State Rep. Claude Marchbanks, who died last week at age 96, was remembered Monday as a dedicated public servant — from his time as a Pickens County councilman to the dozen years he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives starting in the mid-1980s.

State Sen. Thomas Alexander, who represents Oconee and a portion of Pickens County, feels that Marchbanks’ experience in county government prepared him well when he went to Columbia. The senator also said Marchbanks

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