Senator John Drummond has died, leaves strong legacy

SC State Senator John W. Drummond: (September 29, 1919 – September 3, 2016) passed away Saturday. Drummond, a native of Ninety Six, SC was 96 years old. He served Greenwood and surrounding areas for four decades. In 1993, Lander University honored Sen. Drummond by naming a building after him. The 126,000 square foot John Drummond Complex provides space for the school’s intercollegiate athletic program.

As a young boy, Senator Drummond was raised by loving and devoted parents and would grow to become a young man of great character and courage.

During World War II, he proved himself courageous in combat and strong-willed as a Prisoner of War.

In politics, he was elected and served the State of South Carolina as Senator from 1964-2009.

Senator Drummond is now a recognized figure of dignity and statesmanship for his many contributions to not only the people of South Carolina, but to his hometown of Ninety Six.

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