Former House member Holmes Conrad Dreher dies

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Holmes Conrad Dreher, a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and longtime member of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission, has died. He was 89.

Cathy Trzcinski says her father passed away on Monday of natural causes at his home in Lexington.

Dreher graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1942 and joined the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he served in the Pacific.

Dreher was elected to the House in 1948, serving one term before being elected Clerk of Court in Lexington County, where he served for 12 years. In 1964, he was appointed by the late Gov. Donald Russell to the Workers’ Compensation Commission and served 26 years.

Services are scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Lexington.
   
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