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Savings and loan executive

John Roy Folsom, American Savings and loan executive. Recipient Good Egg award South Carolina. Heart Association, Merit award American Heart Association, 1986, Top Management award Columbia Sales & Marketing Association, 1988.


Folsom, John Roy was born on December 30, 1918 in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Arthur and Flora (Newsom) Folsom.


Bachelor, Furman University, 1940.


With, Aiken Loan & Security Company, Florence, South Carolina., 1940-1941; With, Surety Life & Liberty Life Insurance Company, Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina., 1941-1943, 46-60; chief Executive officer, South Carolina. Federal Savings Bank, Columbia, 1960-1988; president, South Carolina. Federal Savings Bank, Columbia, 1963-1982; Chairman of the Board, South Carolina.

Federal Savings Bank, Columbia, 1982-1993; also member Executive Committee, investment committee, South Carolina. Federal Savings Bank, Columbia Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1st Service Corporation South Carolina., 1973-1993; member board, First Union National Bank South Carolina. Vice-president, director South Carolina.

Student Loan Corporation, 1973-1977. Director South Carolina. Title Insurance Company, Investors National Life Insurance Company.

Director Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. Director, member Executive Committee, chairman audit committee South Carolina. Insurance Company, 1975-1991.


Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.


The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Member Richland-Lexington Airport Commission, 1973-1993, chairman, 1980-1982, 92-93. Director Junior Achievement of Columbia, 1988-1989, since 1992. Member financial advisory committee Erskine College.

Member American Heart Policy Committee, 1972-1973. Trustee United Fund Columbia, 1966-1980. Past treasurer, vice chairman, board directors South Carolina Heart Association, 1968-1973, 75—, chairman, 1968-1973.

Board directors, campaign chairman Musical Arts. President Columbia Museum Festival. Trustee, vice president Research and Development and, Educational Foundation Richland County Memorial Hospital.

Member citizens committee, board administrators, Richland County, since 1968. Advisory board, co-chairman Providence Hospital, 1974-1977, president advisory council, Columbia College, 1974-1981, trustee, 1980-1981. President advisory council Furman University, since 1975.

Board directors Salvation Army, 1975-1977. Member management finance committee American Heart Association, 78-79, board directors, 1980-1985, member audit committee, 1982-1985, chairman audit committee, member budget committee, 1984-1985. Appointed by governor to study South Carolina biennial budget.

Member South Carolina Savings and Loan League (president 1968-1969, director 1979-1980), United States Savings and Loan League (director since 1973), South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (president 1979, chairman 1980-1981), Columbia Chamber of Commerce of.C (director 1975-1978, vice president industrial development), Furman University Alumni Association (president 1953-1954, member athletic council 1955), Columbia Real Estate Board, Columbia Real Estate Appraisers, Columbia Home Builders Association, University Associates University South Carolina (president 1972-1973, president Summit club 1971-1976, vice president club 1976-1993), Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Rotarian. (Columbia), Palmetto (Columbia), Forest Lake (Columbia), Summit (Columbia).


Married Anita Anderson, October 18, 1941. Children: Anita Marie, Dale (Mistress Guy M. Tate, Junior), John William, George Anderson.

William Arthur Folsom

Flora (Newsom) Folsom

Anita Anderson

George Anderson Folsom

Dale (Mistress Guy M. Tate Folsom

Anita Marie Folsom

John William Folsom

Junior) Folsom