South Carolina Legislature
South Carolina Legislature

Former Senator John W. Drummond

Home County: GREENWOOD

Senate District 10 - Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens

Personal Information

  • Residing in Ninety Six
  • Born Sept. 29, 1919 in Greenwood
  • Son of the late James William and Fannie (Smith) Drummond of Greenwood
  • June 12, 1947 Married to the late Holly Self, 3 sons, Brick, twins, Bob and Dick
  • Mem., Bd. of Deacons, First Baptist Church, Ninety Six
  • Pres., Lions Club
  • Worshipful Master Eureka Lodge No. 48, 32nd Degree Mason
  • Shriner
  • Comdr., Amer. Legion
  • Past Member of Bd. of Trustees, Baptist Coll. of Charleston
  • Bd. of Trustees, Coll. of Charleston
  • Bd. of Visitors, Clemson Univ.
  • Chosen one of 10 outstanding State Legislators in U.S. by Assembly of Governmental Employees, 1976
  • Named Senator of the Year by S.C. School Bds. Assn., 1981
  • Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation Award, S.C. Hosp. Assn., 1983
  • Outstanding State Senator, Amer. Legion Dept. of S.C., 1983
  • Legislator of the Year, State Chamber of Commerce, 1983
  • Legislator of the Year, VFW, 1984
  • Legislator of the Year, S.C. Dental Hygienists Assn., 1987
  • Leadership Award, S.C. Dept. of Parole and Comm. Corrections, 1987
  • Good Govt. Award, S.C. Citizens for Efficient Govt., 1988
  • Received Presidential Medallion, Piedmont Tech. Coll., 1991
  • Charles H. Flory Distinguished Serv. Award, S.C. Forestry Assn., 1991
  • Inducted into Greenwood Co. Hall of Fame by the Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce, 1992
  • Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., 1992
  • Senator of the Year by S.C. Student Legis., 1993
  • Dedication of The John Drummond Complex, Lander Univ., 1994
  • Dedication of The John W. Drummond Engineering Industrial Technologies Center, Piedmont Tech. Coll., 1994
  • Legislator of the Year, S.C. Student Legis., 1994
  • Presidential Award, Denmark Tech. Coll., 1995
  • Distinguished Serv. Award, S.C. Municipal Assn., 1995
  • Legislator of the Year, Assn. of Cos., 1995
  • Outstanding Public Servant, S.C. Citizens & Merchants Assn., 1996
  • Received Hon. Degree, The Citadel, 1996
  • Outstanding Legislator, S.C. School Bds. Assn., 1997
  • Outstanding State Senator of the Year, S.C. Historical Foundation Soc., Inc., 1997
  • Distinguished Serv. Award, S.C. Assn. of Cos., 1997
  • Received Hon. Degree, Univ. of S.C., 1997
  • Received Hon. Degree, Med. Univ. of S.C., 1997
  • Friend of Educ., S.C. Assn. of School Psychologists, 1998
  • Legislator of the Year, S.C. Rural Health Assn., 1999
  • Legislator of the Year, Assn. of School Librarians, 1999
  • Legislator of the Year, S.C. Human Serv. Providers Assn., 1999
  • Comm. Serv. Award, Greenwood Rotary Club, 1999
  • Hon. Degree, Lander Univ., 1999
  • Intl. Pres. Certificate of Appreciation, Intl. Assn. of Lions Clubs, 2000
  • Distinguished Friend of State Employees Award, S.C. State Employees Assn., 2000
  • Transportation Advocate of the Year, S.C. Transportation Policy & Research Council, 2000
  • Legislator of the Year, S.C. Solicitor's Assn., 2000
  • Legislator of the Year, S.C. Cable Television Assn., 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Natural Resources by the S.C. Assn. of Conservation Dists., 2001
  • Forest Farmer of the Year Award, Greenwood Co. Forestry Assn., 2002
  • Douglas F. Dent Award, S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind, 2002
  • Legis. Award, S.C. Counseling Assn., 2002
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws Degree, Erskine Coll., 2002
  • John W. Drummond Conservationist Award, S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources, 2004
  • A+ Legislator Award, S.C. Educ. Assn., 2004
  • 2006 David H. Wilkins Legis. Award (Riley Inst. at Furman Univ.)
  • Council of State Govt. Longevity of Serv. Award, 2006
  • Mil. serv.: 263rd CA, 1939-41
  • (USAF, 1943-47) Fighter Pilot, Capt. 405th Fighter Bomber Group England, France, and Germany, 1944-45, Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart twice, Air Medal nine times, three Battle Stars & Presidential Citation
  • Prev. serv. in House 1965-66
  • Sen. 1967-07
  • Pres. Pro Tempore 1996-01.

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