James Stuart Chandler, Jr. ’72

James Stuart Chandler, Jr. ’72, 60, of Pawleys Island, S.C., died Aug. 7 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Chandler was born in Conway on Dec. 4, 1949, a son of the late James Stuart and Sara May McKinney Chandler. Chandler graduated in 1972 from Davidson with a B.A. in economics and received his master’s in business administration from the University of South Carolina in 1973. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1977. He married Rebecca McCarthy in 1976. Chandler returned to Georgetown County, where he was an environmental attorney and founder and president of the S.C. Environmental Law Project (S.C.E.L.P.). He was a member of the Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters. During his career, he was awarded the Sierra Club’s William O. Douglas Award, the S.C. General Assembly’s Environmental Awareness Award, and the S.C. Wildlife Federations’ Conservationist of the Year Award. Chandler was fully dedicated to his family, his passion for the protection of the environment, and his participation in a local band. Chandler was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne McKinney Chandler. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca McCarthy Chandler, P.O. Box 1380, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-1380; a daughter, Leigh Caroline Chandler; two sisters, Sara Ann Chandler Hooks (Jim) and Lucile Chandler Cook (Rodney); a brother-in-law, Michael McCarthy (Linda); and numerous nieces and nephews.