Thomas Tisdale Elected President of South Carolina Historical Society

February 19, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – February 19, 2008 – Thomas S. Tisdale, a Partner in Nexsen Pruet’s Charleston office, has been elected president of the South Carolina Historical Society, one of the pre-eminent historical societies in America.

Tisdale is an experienced attorney who practices in the litigation and appellate groups at Nexsen Pruet. He has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers in litigation and in Best Lawyers in America for business litigation and First Amendment law.

Tisdale is a former president of the South Carolina Bar and has also served as the organization’s secretary, treasurer, and circuit vice president. He was also a member of the Bar’s Board of Governors as well, and has served on the boards of many civic organizations.

He has served as president of the Charleston Lawyers Club, and has been a member of the Supreme Court Commission on Grievances and Discipline, the Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, the South Carolina Law Institute, the University of the South Board of Regents, and the Voorhees College Board of Trustees. He was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Education Foundation which is based in Atlanta, GA.

The South Carolina Historical Society was founded in 1855. The organization works to collect, preserve, and publish the history of the State of South Carolina. It is a private, non-profit organization that has the state’s oldest and largest private collection of books, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs about South Carolina’s history.

Tisdale succeeds Dr. Walter Edgar, who has served as president of the society since 2005.

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