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Hon. Albin B. (A. B.) Swindell, IV

A.B. began his employment career as a classroom teacher in vocational education with the Granville County School System. He was Industrial Cooperative Training Coordinator at J. F. Webb High School in Oxford from 1971until 1983, and also was head wrestling coach at J. F. Webb.

A.B. was employed as executive representative of the NC Railroads Association from 1977 until 1980, representing the railroads before the United States Congress and the North Carolina General Assembly.

In 1983 A.B. became district administrative assistant to US Congressman Tim Valentine and held that position for the twelve years Congressman Valentine served in Washington. After Congressman Valentine left office, A.B. served as special assistant to US Congressman Bob Etheridge while he was State Superintendent of Public Instruction. A.B. also served as director of the NC Education Foundation under Mr. Etheridge. A.B. also was elected and served on the Oxford City Council from 1981-1985.

From 1995-2001 A.B. was employed by BFI Waste Systems and served as manager of government and regulatory affairs for both North and South Carolina. He was elected to the NC Senate from the 10th Senate District, representing Nash County and part of Wilson, Halifax and Edgecombe Counties.

A.B. and his wife, Diane, reside in Nashville, Nash County, North Carolina. They have three sons: Russ, Walt and Will.

Professional and Civic Activities

Member, Nashville United Methodist Church

Member, Board of Directors, Operation Life Saver, 1997 to present

Member, Board of Trustees, Nash Community College, 1996 to present and currently serving as Vice Chairman

Member, NC Citizens for Business and Industry

Past Member, NC Information Highway Technology Advisory Board, 1995

Past Member, NCCBI Transportation and Environment Committees

Member, Oxford City Council, 1981-85

Chairman, Oxford City Council Police Committee

Past Chairman, Granville County Democratic Party

Past Member, NC Democratic Party Executive Committee

Past Member, NC Advisory Council on Education

Past State President, NC Trade and Industrial Education Teachers Association

Past President, NC Association of Educators, Granville County, 1977

Past Member, NC Legislative Study Commission on the Aging

Member, Board of Directors, Girls' Haven of North Carolina, 1973-75

Oxford Jaycees, Outstanding Young Educator Award, 1975

Honorable Discharge, US Army 1967


Wilson Technical Community College,
Wilson, NC

Associate Degree, Sandhills Community College, Southern Pines, NC

Vocational and Industrial Education Teaching Certificate, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

Member, Iota Lambda Sigma National Honor Society