Harrell,, Robert W. was born on March 7, 1956 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert W. Harrell Senior and Charlotte (Davis) Harrell.
Bachelor of Science in Finance & Insurance, University South Carolina, 1978.
Insurance agent, since 1980. Owner Palmetto State Pharmaceuticals. Member District 114 South Carolina House of Representatives, since 1993, majority leader, 1997—1999, speaker of the house, since 2005.
Married Catherine Smith, July 21, 1979. Children: Trey, Charlotte.