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February 14, 2012

Retiring DNR director recognized by S.C. House for service

Retiring S.C. Department of Natural Resources director John Frampton was recognized for his 37-years of service to the state of South Carolina by a resolution passed in the South Carolina House of Representatives on Feb. 9.
The resolution reads in part: "Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is grateful for the legacy of leadership John Frampton has bestowed on this great State and appreciates the long and enduring dedication he has exemplified in his service to the people of South Carolina. The members trust he will find pleasure in the more relaxed pace of the days ahead as he begins his retirement."
Mr. Frampton joined the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 1974 as an Assistant District Biologist within the Central Piedmont Hunt Unit and was assigned to the Union office. In 1976, he accepted the position of Regional Wildlife Biologist, which he held until 1985. In 1985, he was promoted to Chief of Wildlife and assigned to the Department’s Columbia office. In August 1999, Mr. Frampton accepted the position of Assistant Director for Development and National Affairs directly under the agency director. Frampton was selected as agency director by the seven member South Carolina Natural Resources Board in 2003.

The Board named DNR Law Enforcement Col. Alvin Taylor as permanent director of the agency effective March 17, 2012 replacing Frampton. 

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