Occupation: Pres., Drummond Oil Co., Inc., Pres. Pro Tempore Emeritus
Biography:DRUMMOND, John W., Pres. Pro Tempore Emeritus [D]--(Dist. No. 10, Abbeville-Greenwood-Laurens Cos.)--Gulf Oil Distributor, Pres., Drummond Oil Co. and Pres., Greenwood Petroleum Co.; residing in Ninety Six; b. Sept. 29, 1919 in Greenwood; s. the late James William and Fannie (Smith) Drummond of Greenwood; June 12, 1947 m. 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 mem.: 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; 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. 1967-05; Pres. Pro Tempore 1996-01.