Senator William H. O'Dell

Senator William H. O'Dell

Chairman, Senate General Committee

Republican - Abbeville

District 4 - Abbeville, Anderson & Greenwood Counties - Map

Columbia Address

303 Gressette Bldg.
Columbia 29201

Home Phone (803) 252-0845

Business Phone (803) 212-6350

Home Address

P.O. Box 540
Ware Shoals, 29692

Home Phone (864) 943-0905

Business Phone (864) 861-2222

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Personal Information

  • CEO, O'Dell Corporation, Inc.
  • Residing at 144 Devon Park, Greenwood
  • Born October 11, 1938 in Ware Shoals
  • Son of William B. and Sara Francis O'Dell
  • The Citadel, B.A., 1960
  • Married to Aedra Gail Tisdale, 2 children, William B. and Patricia Michelle
  • Vice Chairman, School District 51, 1974-81
  • The Citadel Board of Visitors, 1981-89
  • President, Ware Shoals Chamber of Commerce, 1985-86
  • Director, State Chamber of Commerce, 1985-88
  • President, Ware Shoals Community Foundation, 1985-88
  • Vice Chairman, Abbeville Development Board, 1987
  • Piedmont Technical Board of Visitors, 1987-88
  • The Citadel Board of Visitors, 1990-91
  • Recipient of Palmetto Award, The Citadel, 1994
  • CEO, The O'Dell Corp., 1997
  • Honorary Doctor of Business, The Citadel, 1997
  • Honorary Doctors of Laws, Lander University, 2009
  • J. Verne Smith Humanitarian Award, 1998
  • Guardian of Small Business, NFIB/SC, 1998
  • Legislative Award, South Carolina Counseling Association, 1999
  • Recognition of Service, City of Anderson, 1999
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Camden Military Academy, 2000
  • Legislator of the Year, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, 2001
  • Recognition of Service, City of Belton, 2001
  • Resolution of Appreciation, Belton-Honea Path Water Authority, 2002
  • Resolution of Appreciation, County of Greenwood, 2004
  • Legislative Appreciation Award by South Carolina Association of Conservation Distrists, 2006
  • Champion for Access to Healthcare, South Carolina Primary Healthcare Association, 2007
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Dental Association, 2007
  • Small Business Legislator of the Year, 2007
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Emergency Medical Services Association, 2006-07
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, 2007
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Association of Regional Councils, 2008
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, 2008
  • Public Servant of the Year, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2008
  • The South Carolina Primary Health Care Champion Award, 2009
  • Outstanding Leader in the Development and Advancement of the Knowledge Economy, 2010
  • Hammer and Trowel Award, 2011
  • South Carolina Home Builders Association Award, 2011
  • Legislator of the Year Award, South Carolina Emergency Medical Services Association, 2011
  • Legislator of the Year Award, Old 96 District Tourism Commission, 2011
  • Legislator of the Year Award, South Carolina Staffing Association, 2011
  • Committees: Senate Finance, Senate General, Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry, Agency Heads Salary Commission, Jt. Bond Review, Senate Banking and Insurance
  • Deacon, Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church, 1977-81
  • South Carolina National Guard, 1956-58

   

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