South Carolina Legislature

    Senator William Clarence "Bill" Mescher

Senator William Clarence "Bill" Mescher photo

Home County: BERKELEY

Senate District 44 - Berkeley

Personal Information

  • Residing at One Tranquility Lane, Box 1, Pinopolis
  • Born Sept. 5, 1927 in Belknap, Ill.
  • Son of Clarence H. and Jane (Richards) Mescher
  • Graduated from Univ. of Ill., BSEE
  • Northwestern Univ., M.B.A.
  • Aug. 1948 Married to the late Shirley Sisson, 1 child, Barbara Micheau
  • Feb. 15, 1986 Married to Sallie Kitty Stanley, 3 children, Kathy Johnson, Reed Tanner, and Karen Tanner
  • State Legis. Chm., Amer. Legis. Exchange Council (ALEC)
  • Past Pres. & Chief Exec. Off., Santee Cooper (S.C. Public Serv. Authority)
  • Past Chm., Amer. Public Power Assn.
  • Adjunct Professor, Univ. of S.C.
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ill. & S.C.
  • Tau Beta Pi, Natl. Engineering Honor Soc.
  • U.S. Dept. of Interior Bird Bander
  • Member of Bd. of Dirs., Tri-County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chm., Berkeley Co. Museum
  • Amer. Legion
  • Moncks Corner United Methodist Church
  • Past Bd. of Dirs. Member of Adv. Bd., Natl. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award
  • Life Member of Greater Univ. of S.C. Alumni Assn.
  • VFW
  • S.C. Council on Econ. Educ.
  • Charleston-Trident Dev. Bd.
  • Charleston-Trident Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra
  • Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • S.C. Natl. Bank, Moncks Corner
  • Past Member of Natl. Soc. of Professional Engineers
  • Illuminating Engineering Soc.
  • Utility Technology Mgmt. Delegation to China
  • Gov.'s Southeast/Korea Intl. Trade Comm. & U.S./Japan Intl. Comm.
  • World Energy Conf.
  • Legis. Leadership Delegation of the Southeast USA to Taiwan
  • Paul's Foundation Senator of the Year, 2001
  • S.C. Family Court Reform Serv. Award, 2002
  • The Hon. Order of Kentucky Colonels, May, 2003
  • Piedmont Municipal Power Ag. Legislator of the Year, 2005
  • Rotary Intl.
  • Elks Club
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Eastern Star
  • Shriner
  • Mil. serv.: USA, Staff Sgt., Korea
  • Prev. serv. in Sen. 1993-06.


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