John Light NAPIER, Congress, SC (1947)


NAPIER, John Light, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Blenheim, Marlboro County, S.C., May 16, 1947; attended the public schools; A.B., Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1969; J.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 1972; United States Army Reserve, first lieutenant, 1969-1977; admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1972; legislative assistant to United States Senator Strom Thurmond and Republican counsel, United States Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, 1972-1973; Republican counsel and professional staff member, United States Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 1973-1976; chief legislative assistant and chief legal counsel to Senator Strom Thurmond, 1976-1978; chief Republican counsel, United States Senate Committee on Official Conduct, 1977; private practice of law in Bennettsville, S.C., 1978-1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh Congress (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982; returned to the private practice of law in Bennettsville, 1983-1986; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; appointed by President Ronald Reagan as judge, United States Court of Federal Claims, 1986-1989; special outside counsel, U.S. House Committee on House Administration’s investigation of the House Post Office, 1992; is a resident of Pawleys Island, S.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present