Matthew Perry | S.C. Hall of Fame

Matthew James Perry, Jr. was born in Columbia, South Carolina, August 3, 1921. He attended law school at South Carolina State College and would play a central role in nearly every noteworthy civil rights case in South Carolina. Perry served on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and was later named U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina. He died July 29, 2011.