Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Asbury F. Lever (1875 - 1940)

Marker ID: SCHM 39-6
Location: Entrance to Cemetery Hill, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 34° 40.563    W 082° 50.58
  34.676058    -82.843
Style: Free Standing **


Asbury Francis Lever served in Congress, 1901 - 1919. On May 8,1914, the Smith-Lever Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Lever, was signed into law, providing for cooperative agricultural extension services to be administered by land-grant colleges. Clemson, founded in 1889, has such a service. Rep. Lever is buried here on Cemetery Hill.

Erected by Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service - 1989