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Drummond, John (1919-2016)

Papers, c. 1944-2008, 5 ft.

Drummond represented the Greenwood area in the South Carolina Senate for more than forty years (beginning in 1965), including service as president pro tempore, 1996-2001, before retiring in 2008. One of his most important roles was as chairman of the State Reorganization Commission, which attempted to streamline and cut costs in all facets of state government. Before control of the Senate went to Republicans in 2001, Drummond was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and a member of the State Budget and Control Board. During World War II, he became a highly-decorated fighter pilot for the 405th Fighter Group.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 13 pages)
This collection includes material relating to the public service career of John Drummond. The papers also contain material on Drummond's time as a World War II fighter pilot and his reunions with other veterans from his air group.