South Carolina Legislature

    Senator John Yancey McGill

Senator John Yancey McGill photo


Senate District 32 - Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg

Personal Information

  • Real Estate Broker/Residential Homebuilder
  • Born September 18, 1952 in Kingstree
  • Son of the late Frank H. and Peggy (Tomlinson) McGill
  • Attended The Citadel and Francis Marion College
  • May 18, 1974 married Pamela Jean Fennell, 3 children, Lisa, John, and Maggie
  • Past Chairman, Deacon at Kingstree First Baptist Church
  • Past President, Kingstree Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Waccamaw Regional Planning & Development Council
  • Past Chairman, Waccamaw Industrial Revolving Loan Commission
  • Past member, State Democratic Party Executive Committee
  • Chairman, Waccamaw Regional Planning Development Council
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Select Committee of the Education Improvement Act
  • American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Board of Visitors, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), 1990-91
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Association of Counties, 1993
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, The Citadel, 1994
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Francis Marion University, 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), 2004
  • Legislator of the Year, South Carolina Association of Regional Councils, 1997
  • Primary Health Care Association Legislative Award, 1998
  • Senator of the Year, American Legion, 1999
  • South Carolina Counseling Association Legislative Award, 1999
  • Senate Legislator of the Year by Association of Conservation Districts, 2002
  • Legislator of the Year by the South Carolina Cable Television Association, 2002
  • South Carolina Association of Counties Distinguished Service Award, 2008
  • Honorary Ph.D, Coastal Carolina University, 2008
  • Member, Senate Finance Executive Committee
  • Chairman, Senate Finance Subcommittee on Natural Resources
  • Chairman, NESA (North East Economic Strategic Alliance)
  • William Henry Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award, Williamsburg Hometown Chamber, 2009
  • Clemson PSA Service Award, 2010
  • South Carolina Advocate for Agriculture Award, 2010


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