Aug 03 2011
Tate Zeigler (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the passing of Judge Matthew Perry.
“It was a tremendous pleasure and honor to have known Judge Matthew Perry. More than anything else he was a kind and decent man who helped navigate our state through some of its most difficult challenges.
“Judge Perry was an effective civil rights advocate who firmly stood his ground, and was able to bring people together to allow our state to move forward. He dispensed justice in an even-handed manner and was one of the most respected jurists in South Carolina history.
“What he fought for many take for granted today. And when it’s all said and done, Judge Matthew Perry will be considered one of the most influential South Carolinians in modern history.”