Jim DeMint

Born Sep 2, 1951

James Warren "Jim" DeMint is the junior United States Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading member in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the United States Representative for from 1999 to 2005. On December 6, 2012, he announced plans to resign from the Senate in early January 2013 to become president of The Heritage Foundation.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on September 2, 1951.


1973 21 Years Old DeMint was educated at Christ Church Episcopal School and Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. DeMint played drums for a cover band called Salt & Pepper. He received a bachelor's degree in 1973 from the University of Tennessee, where he was a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and received an MBA in 1981 from Clemson University. … Read More
1981 29 Years Old DeMint joined his father-in-law’s advertising firm in Greenville in 1981, working in the field of market research.


1983 31 Years Old In 1983, he founded The DeMint Group, a research firm with businesses, schools, colleges, and hospitals as clients.


1992 40 Years Old DeMint’s first involvement in politics began in 1992, when he was hired by Republican Representative Bob Inglis in his campaign for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. … Read More
1998 46 Years Old In 1998, Inglis ran for the U.S. Senate, and DeMint left his firm to run for Inglis’ old seat.
1999 47 Years Old DeMint was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1999 and served South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District until 2005, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. … Read More


2003 51 Years Old 1 More Event
DeMint pledged to serve only three terms in the House, and in 2003 he announced his run for the Senate seat of outgoing Democrat Ernest Hollings in the 2004 election cycle. … Read More
2004 52 Years Old In November 2004, DeMint defeated Inez Tenenbaum, South Carolina's education superintendent, to fill Ernest Hollings' vacated seat in the 109th United States Congress. … Read More
2006 54 Years Old In 2006, DeMint began leading the Senate Steering Committee. … Read More
In 2008, DeMint formed the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee with the intention of supporting conservative candidates that may have otherwise been overlooked by the national party. … Read More
In October 2009, after the Honduran Army, on orders from the Honduran Supreme Court, removed Manuel Zelaya as President, DeMint visited the country to gather information. … Read More
DeMint was reelected in 2010, at which time he became the highest-ranking elected official associated with the Tea Party. … Read More


2012 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, DeMint resigned his seat in order to become president of the Heritage Foundation.
2013 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  DeMint resigned from the Senate on January 1, 2013, to become president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. … Read More
2016 64 Years Old After DeMint announced his resignation from the US Senate to become president of the Heritage Foundation, speculation erupted that he would run for president in 2016. … Read More
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