Rivers, L. Mendel
Rivers's constituents were well rewarded with a large number of military bases placed in his district. At the height of his career, at least one‐third of all income in the First District came from the military and defense‐related industries. Critics labeled his efforts “pork barrel” politics with little regard for actual national security needs.
Rivers was a traditional segregationist, though the onetime Dixiecrat had reconciled with the national Democratic Party by the time he became Armed Services chairman.
Will F. Huntley , Mighty Rivers of Charleston. Ph.D. diss., University of South Carolina, 1993.
Marion Rivers Ravenel , Rivers Delivers, 1995.
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