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Congressional District 3

Sam M. Wellborn

State Transportation Board Member James Boswell

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2110 Oak Ave
Columbus, GA 31906
(706) 615-0965
swellborn@dot.ga.gov




Year Elected to Board ​Current Term Expires
1992 ​4/15/22

Biographical Data

Personal / Family

Date of Birth: ​January 2, 1942
Place of Birth: ​Columbus, GA
Marital Status: ​Married to the former Laurie “Dusty” Reed
Children: ​Daughter -Lucy; Sons - Marshall and John
Grandchildren: ​Caroline and Ashley Wellborn; Laurie, Clare, Liza and Lulie Jones

Education

  • University of Georgia, BBA. Degree, 1964
  • Georgia Banking School, Athens, GA
  • Manufacturers Hanover Trust School, New York, NY
  • Synovus Foundation, Former Chairman and CEO (retired)
  • Columbus Bank & Trust Company - Former President & CEO 

Business Affiliations

  • Columbus Bank and Trust Company, Emeritus Board Member
  • Flint Energies, Board Member

Current Community/Civic Activities

  • American Cancer Society, Life Member
  • Gateways Foundation, Board Member
  • Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society, Founder, President & Board Member
  • Columbus Botanical Garden, Board Member
  • Springer Opera House, Capital Campaign Chairman, 2012
  • Trees Columbus, Emeritus Board Member
  • Charter Review Commission, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Columbus Botanical Garden Sally Williams Foley Award, 2016
  • Garden Club of Georgia Merit Award, 2014
  • Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award, 2012
  • Noble Patron of Armor by the US Cavalry & Armor Association, 2012
  • Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association, 2012
  • J.W. Woodruff Memorial Award, 2010
  • Keep Columbus Beautiful 2008 Edna Kendrick Award
  • Westville Legacy Award, 2007
  • Co-Chair of Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Dinner honoring Calvin Smyre, 1999
  • Columbus Unity Week Honorary Co-Chairman, 1998
  • Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, 1997
  • William B. Turner Humanitarian Award, 1996
  • Honoree – Commanding General Retreat, Fort Benning, GA, November, 1995
  • Synovus Hall of Fame, 1996
  • Synovus All-Star, 1994, 1995 and 1996
  • Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Selectee, 1995
  • UGA Terry School of Business, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1995
  • American Heart Association, Heart Gala Honoree, 1995
  • American Cancer Society Crystal Ball Honoree, 1991

Personal (hobbies, church affiliation)

  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, member
  • Enjoys golf, gardening, hiking and camellias

Counties Within District
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