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“Professor Randall taught me torts my freshman year in law school in 1954. I believe it was the first course he taught in law school. After servering...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Steve C. Griffith, Jr. - SC

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of my favorite professor at the USC School of Law from whom I had the honor to take his Environmental Law...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Thomas P Stoney

“Several things come to mind when I think of Charley; the great accent, the friendly rivalry (I'm a Notre Dame man, he rooted for Boston College); his...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: pat flynn - columbia, SC

“I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Professor Randall. My thoughts are with you at this time. Lester S. Schwartz ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Lester S. Schwartz - Charleston, SC

“Professor Randall brought a unique dimension to my law school education. He was a great gentleman with in incredibly inquisitive mind. What a...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Nick Fisher - Fair Play, SC

“I was very sorry to read of the passing of Dr. Randall - He was a wonderful gentleman and a very caring professor - I remember my classes with him...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Glen La Force - SC

“I have such fond memories of Professor Randall. He taught my father at USC School of Law, my older brother, myself, my younger brother and my sister...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Vicki Snelgrove - Aiken, SC

“Professor Randall was a true gentleman, hero, and scholar, as well as a lot of fun to be around. I'll never forget his kindness and helpfulness from...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Colvin - Georgetown, SC

“Please know that Prof. Randall made a tremendous impact in my life. I will always be grateful to him. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Dina G. Boorda - Columbia, SC

“To the family of Professor Randall: Prof Randall was my Con Law professor my first year in law school, 1987. What a great fellow, wonderful sense of...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Stuart Mauney - Greenville, SC

“To the Randall family.My deepest sympathy on the loss of a hero and a fine gentleman.I was a student of Professor Randall,graduating from the School...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Mahoney - Savannah, GA

“Professor Randall was a wonderful and kind person. I was only one of the multitudes of students who passed through his classroom over the many years...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Callaway Hart - Columbia, SC

“My sincere condolences to the Randall Family in this hour of grief. I was a student of Professor Randalls while in law school. He was a brilliant...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Thomas Dewey Wise - Isle of Palms, SC

“i just learned of prof. randall's passing.my heart goes out to his family during this time.i will always remember his kind ways during my stint in...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: gerald smoak jr - walterboro, SC

“Professor Randall was my law school professor from 1963 to 1966. He was my friend from that time until his death. He cared about his students and...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Ken H. Lester - Columbia, AL

“Lee we are sorry for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. You are in our hearts. Love Nancy and Tracy ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: The Petersen's - Escondido , CA

“So sorry I am not able to be at the services today to offer condolences and support to my mother and family. On Friday, however, my heart was truely...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Courtney Elizabeth Rollins Gutman - AL

“I am proud to have known "Charlie"Randall, a gentile and bright man, a true hero. God Bless all who knew him, to know him was to love him. Jackosn L....Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Jackson L. Barwick, Jr. - Chapin, SC

“I will fondly remember Charlie's soft voice and quick wit. Jim Epting USC - School of Law ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jim Epting - Columbia, SC

“Our sincerest condolences for your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. Nancy and Steve King ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy and Steve King - Columbia, SC

“Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing,Lee. Please know that I'm thinking of you in this sad time. Patricia ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Carroll - Roslindale, MA

“We've known each other for years. Ypu've been my cousin-in-law since you married Claire and before that I've known you from the American Legion...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Lincoln Falt - holliston, MA

“Charlie was a fine gentleman and a wonderful colleague. T treasure the many kind words and deeds he extended to me, as a younger faculty member. ...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Professor & Mrs. Thomas Haggard - SC

“I could not be more proud not only to call such an incredible patriot and scholar my grandfather, but also to be named after such an incredible and...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Charles Edward Rollins - Marietta, GA

“Very sad to hear about the loss of Charles. We were probably ken folks from way back in the Randall family line. Having read the obit this morning...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Carey W. "Woody" Randall - SC

“What a beautiful tribute to such an incredible man, educator, and hero. I would love to add that his scholarly aptitudes translated well into a witty...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Heather Rollins Herrig - GA

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the Randall family. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Merridy Halfacre - Columbia, SC


Columbia - Professor Charles Henry Randall Jr., long-time and beloved professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, passed away January 29, 2010.
Professor Randall was born in Boston, a son of the late Charles Henry Randall and Mary Ethel Randall. A decorated WWII veteran, Col. Randall received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, 2nd Lieutenant, aerial navigator, flying missions over the Atlantic against German submarines and a B-17 to Italy by way of Brazil.
He was assigned to the 483 Bombardment Group, flying B-17s as squadron navigator on 35 missions. He was lead navigator for a group in the Memingen mission, in which his group was attached by over 200 German fighter planes. Many planes were lost, and about 50 German planes were shot down by his group. His group received a Presidential Unit Citation for the Memingen mission. He was also squadron navigator in a “shuttle” mission, flying to an American air base in Mirgorod, Poltava province, USSR. He was at this base on D-Day. He flew two missions from this base against German resources in Romania, after which he returned to Italy. His missions were against oil refineries, railroad marshalling yards, factories, German air bases, German ground forces and other targets of military significance. He was never sent to bomb a city’s civilian population.
In 1973 Colonel Randall was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. The citation accompanying the medal stated, “Colonel Randall distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned to Headquarters Air Force Reserve as Air Force Liaison Officer to the State of South Carolina. During this period, his outstanding professional skill, knowledge and leadership aided immeasurably in the preparation of military support plans which have been essential to the effective functioning of the military support section of the State of South Carolina Adjutant General. The distinctive accomplishments of Colonel Randall culminate a distinguished career in the service of his country, and reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.”
He retired in 1980 from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of Colonel. In 1996 he was awarded the commemorative medal “The 50th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War” (World War II), in recognition of his courage and personal contribution to the Allied support of Russia during her fight for freedom against Nazi Germany. The medal was awarded by then-president Boris Yeltsin.
He received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College and his L.L.B. and L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.
He was a member of the New York Bar, Massachusetts Bar, American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar (sections: Environmental Law and Military Law, Member of the Board of Governors) and Richland County Bar (sections: Natural Resources Law, Law and National Security, Probate and Estate Planning) and a permanent member of Judicial Conference, U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.
He practiced law in New York with the firm of Hodges, Reavis, McGrath, Pantaleoni and Downey.
He was faculty assistant in charge of the Ames Competition at the Harvard Law School. He was also a member of the elite Harvard Law School Emeritus Club.
Professor Randall was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tulane University and George Washington University.
He served as a member and, for a period, chairman, of the S.C. Judicial Council, the leading Stage agency for judicial law reform.
He was a former member of the S.C. Law Enforcement Training Council.
For many years, he was a Hearing Officer for the Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office.
He was a member of the Kosmos Club and Dr. Raymond Moore’s Monday Lunch Group.
During his tenure as acting Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Law, he served with great distinction during a very difficult period, managing a series of budget cuts and maintaining the quality of the faculty. He was chairman of the Law School Tenured Faculty Committee and long-time chairman of the law school’s Admission Committee. He was named the prestigious James F. Byrnes Professor. This appointment was renewed for a second term.
He was a founding member and member of the Executive Committee of the John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court, a chapter of the national organization formed due to the efforts of then-Chief Justice Warren Burger, U.S. Supreme Court, who asked Professor Randall and others to form this Inn.
His courses included Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Judicial Remedies and Estate Planning. Professor Randall was instrumental in establishing Environmental Law as a course at the U.S.C. School of Law.
An eclectic reader, he encouraged his students to examine thought in other disciplines to deepen their thinking in the law.
His research and publications included Sir Edward Coke and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in S.C. Law Quarterly; The Eerie Railroad Doctrine and State Conflict of Laws in S.C. Law Review, a paper delivered at Judicial Conference, 4th Circuit, as part of a panel he organized; a pamphlet, Medicolegal Problems in Blood Transfusion for the Joint Blood Council, the council was composed of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Blood Banks, the American National Red Cross, the American Hospital Association and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists - it was reprinted by the American Medical Association; History and Present Status of Tidelands Law in the S.C. Academy of Science; Legal Aspects of Water Use and Control in South Carolina in Clemson Water Resources Research Institute and U.S. Office of Water Resources Research; Water Resource Research Project in S.C. Law Review; Problems of Water Law Concerning the South Carolina State Highway Department for the S.C. Highway Dept., Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina and Clemson Water Resources Research Institute; South Carolina Administrative Law in Water Resources Regulation, in Summary Report, Southeast Conference on Legal and Administrative Systems for Water Allocation and Management, Water Resources Management Institute, University of North Carolina; American Allocation of the Decision Making Process in Natural Resources

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