South Carolina Legislature


    Former Representative Joseph Bowers Wilder

Representative Joseph Bowers Wilder photo

Home County: LAURENS

House District 15 - Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union

Personal Information

  • Residing at One Cedar Lane, Barnwell
  • Born Dec. 25, 1923 in Royston, Ga.
  • Son of Garnett M. and the late Ruth (Bowers) Wilder
  • Graduated from Univ. of Georgia, A.B.J., 1947
  • Mar. 17, 1944 Married to the late Gwen Herndon Page, 2 children, Drew and Diane
  • 1991 Married to Margaret Parrott Sholar
  • Mem. & V.C., Adv. Comm. on Intergovernmental Relations, 1978-89
  • Chm., Aeronautics Comm., mem., 1956-86
  • Dir., Lower Savannah Council of Govt., 1968-
  • Chm., Joint Com. to Study Problems of the Disabled
  • Mem., Operations & Management Com., 1993
  • Chm., Election Laws Subcom., Judiciary Com.
  • Legislator of the Year, 1992, State Assn. of Regional Councils
  • State Assn. Federation of the Blind
  • Pres., St. Assn. of Broadcasters, 1965
  • Elected to Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1988
  • Member since 1947, Soc. of Professional Journalists
  • Chm., St. Assn., Council of Governments, 1978
  • Pres., Jaycees
  • Lions Club
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Ellenton Agric. Club
  • Comdr., American Legion
  • Lay Leader, Barnwell United Methodist Church
  • Mil. serv.: WW II Pilot, CBI, 2nd Air Commandos
  • Prev. serv. in House 1987-93.

   

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