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John Olin McDougall

John Olin McDougall, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1971, United States District Court South Carolina 1973.


  • McDougall, John Olin was born on April 8, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Franklin and Allene Virginia (Rodgers) McDougall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wofford College, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Southern California, 1971.


    • Legal advisor South Carolina Department Corrections, Columbia, 1971-1972. Public defender Richland County, 1972-1973, director pretrial intervention program, 1973. Associate Walter W. Brooks, 1973-1974, Weinberg, Bryan, Warner & Brown, Sumter, South Carolina, 1974.

      Partner Weinberg, Bryan, Warner, Brown & McDougall, 1975-1995, McDougall & Seif, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina 1971, United States District Court South Carolina 1973.


    Capital punishment be administered only when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    All who truly seek God are both competent and called to develop in that relationship and share it with others.

    Denomination: Baptist


    True marriage can be only between a man and a woman. Marriage is the most sacred and basic of societal units.


    Board directors Sumter County Housing Authority, 1981-1985. Served with Army National Guard, 1973-1977. Fellow American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers (president South Carolina chapter 1991-1993).

    Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, South Carolina Bar Association (president), South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (president 1993-1994), Sumter County Bar Association, American College Family Trial Lawyers, South Carolina Law Institute, Rotary, Elks. Club: Rotary, Elks.


    • Married Jodie Ann Parnell, May 1, 1992. Children: Joseph Reilley, Johnston Calhoun. Child from previous marriage: John Olin World War II.
    • father: Robert Franklin McDougall
    • mother: Allene Virginia (Rodgers) McDougall
    • spouse: Jodie Ann Parnell
    • children: Joseph Reilley McDougall
    • Johnston Calhoun McDougall
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    Born April 8, 1944
    (age 73)