Bill Mescher

Bill Mescher

William C. "Bill" Mescher (September 5, 1927- April 8, 2007) was a Republican politician from South Carolina. He was born in Belknap, Illinois. Mescher served in South Carolina Senate, representing Berkeley County, SC, from 1993 until his death in 2007.

In 2005, Mescher criticized Governor Mark Sanford for his involvement in Santee Cooper affairs. Sanford responded by pointing out a conflict of interest, that Mescher himself once served as CEO of Santee Cooper [ [http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/news/hits/050529pac.htm Santee Cooper board: Did it overstep its bounds?] The Post and Courier] .

In 2007, Mescher gained media attention when he proposed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina [ [http://bbsnews.net/article.php/2007012501232724 California Medical Marijuana Raids and South Carolina Medical Marijuana] BBC News] [ [http://www.heraldonline.com/105/story/12086.html Medical Marijuana Bill] Harold ] . He has also previously fought for the legalization of ferrets as pets and tattooing in the state. [ [http://www.wciv.com/news/stories/0107/389793.html Marijuana Legal In South Carolina? The Debate Begins] ABC News Charleston] [ [http://sc.mpp.org/site/c.ghLMKZPJLsF/b.1774265/apps/nl/content2.asp?content_id=%7BC03408F9-EAB4-4C38-B4E2-6A9C9AD56103%7D&notoc=1 Bill Would OK Medical Marijuana] The Florence Morning News ] .

Mescher died of a stroke on April 8, 2007. [ [http://www.columbiacitypaper.com/2007/4/9/one-of-city-papers-favorite-state-senators-dies Republican Senator Bill Mescher Dies] , "Columbia City Paper", April 8, 2007]

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External links

* [http://www.scstatehouse.net/members/bios/1324999841.html Biography] from the South Carolina Legislature


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