Columbia Address

613 Gressette Bldg.
Columbia 29201

Business Phone (803) 212-6056

Home Address

P.O. Box 142
Columbia 29202

Home Phone (803) 829-2383

Senator John W. Matthews, Jr.

Democratic Leader District 26 Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington & Saluda

Democrat - Orangeburg

District 39 - Berkeley, Calhoun, Colleton, Dorchester & Orangeburg Counties - Map

Personal Information

 

  • Businessman & Retired Elementary School Principal
  • Residing in Bowman, R-1
  • Born April 21, 1940 in Bowman
  • Son of the late John Wesley, Sr. and the late Victoria (Williams) Matthews
  • Graduate of South Carolina State College
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, 1970-71
  • Lincoln Elec. Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, 1972
  • Honorary Ph.D., College of Charleston
  • Honorary Ph.D., South Carolina State University
  • February 5, 1961 married Geraldine Hillard, 5 children, Cynthia John, Michael Andre, Stephanie Renata, John Wesley III, and Brian DeReef
  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Former Chairman, South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus
  • Chairman, Orangeburg County Legislative Delegation
  • Southern Regional Education Board
  • Governor's Middle Grades Task Force
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, South Carolina State University
  • Orangeburg County Democrat of the Year
  • Minority Business Advocate of the Year, United States Small Business Administration
  • Induction in the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame
  • South Carolina Primary Health Care Legislator of the Year
  • Member, Pineville United Methodist Church

Service In Public Office House of Representatives, 1975 - 1984 Senate, 1985 - Present

Local Events

19 Jul
Orangeburg, SC: Bernie 2020 Community Canvass
07.19.2019 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Come together with your friends, family, and neighbors to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America! Together, we will talk to our neighbors and have the conversations that matter in an election that is as important as this one.

We have three shifts that are available :  10am - 1pm , 2pm - 5pm , 5pm -8pm.

Please dress in comfortable clothing and bring bottles of water and sneakers. We will be going door to door in the community talking to voters. Please remember to bring your cellphones.

This event will meet in the parking lot of 396 Sant Paul Street , Orangeburg South Carolina 29115 .

20 Jul

Come together with your friends, family, and neighbors to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America! Together, we will talk to our neighbors and have the conversations that matter in an election that is as important as this one.

We have three shifts that are available :  10am - 1pm , 2pm - 5pm , 5pm -8pm.

Please dress in comfortable clothing and bring bottles of water and sneakers. We will be going door to door in the community talking to voters. Please remember to bring your cellphones.

This event will meet in the parking lot of 396 Sant Paul Street , Orangeburg South Carolina 29115 

21 Jul

Come together with your friends, family, and neighbors to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America! Together, we will talk to our neighbors and have the conversations that matter in an election that is as important as this one.

Please dress in comfortable clothing and bring bottles of water and sneakers. We will be going door to door in the community talking to voters. Please remember to bring your cellphones.

We have three shifts that are available :  10am - 1pm , 2pm - 5pm , 5pm -8pm.

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