Monday, April 09, 2007

SC Senate Loss: Sen. Bill Mescher

We lost a member Sen. Bill Mescher, Saturday who will certainly be missed. I enjoyed working with Bill and appreciate is straightforwardness and dry wit.

Family visitation will be tomorrow afternoon from 5-7 and the memorial service will be on Wednesday at 11 am.

Biography:MESCHER, William Clarence "Bill" [R]--(Dist. No. 44, Berkeley Co.)--Pres., William Mescher and Associates Mgmt. Consultants; residing at One Tranquility Lane, Box 1, Pinopolis; b. Sept. 5, 1927 in Belknap, Ill.; s. Clarence H. and Jane (Richards) Mescher; g. Univ. of Ill., BSEE; Northwestern Univ., M.B.A.; Aug. 1948 m. the late Shirley Sisson, 1 child, Barbara Micheau; Feb. 15, 1986 m. 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 Pres., 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; mem.: Bd. of Dirs., Tri-County Chamber of Commerce; past Chm., Berkeley Co. Museum; Amer. Legion; Moncks Corner United Methodist Church; past Bd. of Dirs. mem.: Adv. Bd., Natl. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers; Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award; life mem.: 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 mem.: 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; Peidmont 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.