Skip to Main Content

Memory Hold The Door, Volume VI: 2008–2017

Memory Hold The Door Honorees from 2008 to 2017.

The Honorable Louis E. Condon (1927–2011)

The Honorable Louis E. Condon (1927–2011)

The Hon. Louis E. Condon was born April 3, 1927, in Charleston, SC, to parents Vernon W. Condon and Louise Mellard Condon.

He served in the Navy during World War II. After graduating from the College of Charleston in 1950, Condon attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina and Georgia Tech. He returned to the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1959, graduating in 1962. He worked in private practice until 1975, serving as a Charleston County municipal court judge from 1967 to 1970. He also was a labor arbitrator for many years.

In 1975, Condon was appointed master–in–equity of Charleston County, a position in which he served for 20 years. Upon retirement from the bench, Judge Condon returned to his private practice of law. In 2004, he was asked to serve as the judge–in–residence at the Charleston School of Law. He served as counsel and taught there until 2007.

In addition to his career as a lawyer, judge and teacher, he served on a multitude of boards and committees. He was founder and president of the Charleston County Judicial Council and a founding member and president of the S.C. Equity Court Council.

Judge Condon served as past president of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the College of Charleston Alumni Association and the Lowcountry Muscular Dystrophy Association. He received the College of Charleston’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1984 and an award from the Charleston Lawyers Club in 1987 for his assistance to young lawyers.

The Hon. Louis E. Condon died on February 13, 2011. He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty J. Metze Condon. He is survived by his wife, Marie J. Vincent Condon; four sons, Louis D. Condon (daughter-in-law, Hollis), Christopher L. Condon, Charles P. Vincent V. (daughter-in-law, Kelly) and W. Jeffords Vincent; and three grandchildren, Erin G. Condon, John C. Condon and Elizabeth M. Condon.