Last updated on: 11/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

John Graham Altman, III, LLB Biography

Title:
Former Member of the South Carolina General Assembly, District 119 - Charleston (R)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“If it’s blacks losing the right to vote, then they have to quit committing crimes. We are not punishing the criminal. We are punishing conduct.”

Speech by Rep. Altman, Feb. 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, South Carolina General Assembly, District 119 – Charleston (R), 1997-2006
  • Administration Board, Lay Leader and Adult Sunday School Teacher, John Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Member, Charleston County School Board (Chairman, 1981-1984), 1976-1996
  • Press Secretary to Governor of South Carolina, 1959-1963
  • Page/Clerk, South Carolina Senate, 1952-1958
Education:
  • LLB, University of South Carolina, 1958
  • AB, University of South Carolina, 1956
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Felon Disenfranchisement Laws a Form of Racial Discrimination?