Trey Gowdy

Born Aug 22, 1964

Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III is the U.S. Representative for . He is a member of the Republican Party. Before his election to Congress, he was the solicitor for the state's Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

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1964 Birth Trey Gowdy was born on August 22, 1964, in Greenville, South Carolina. … Read More


1982 18 Years Old Gowdy graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982.


1986 22 Years Old Gowdy earned a B.A. in history from Baylor University in 1986. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old In 1989, Gowdy earned a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. … Read More


1994 30 Years Old Gowdy served as clerk for John P. Gardner on the South Carolina Court of Appeals as well as for United States District Court Judge George Ross Anderson, Jr.. He then went into private practice before being selected as a U.S. federal prosecutor in April 1994. … Read More
2000 36 Years Old In February 2000, he left the United States Attorney’s Office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old Gowdy was reelected in 2004 and 2008, both times unopposed. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old In the summer of 2009, Gowdy announced that he would challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis in the Republican primary for. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In the June 2010 primary, Gowdy ranked first with 39% of the vote, short of the 50% majority threshold to win outright and avoid a run-off. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2011 during the 2011 United States debt ceiling crisis, Gowdy opposed Speaker John Boehner’s debt limit bill, and he voted against the final debt ceiling agreement.
2012 48 Years Old In 2012, he received the Defender of Economic Freedom award from the fiscally conservative 501(c)4 organization Club for Growth. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Gowdy became chairman of a House Select Committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack.
2015 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2015, Republican nominee Donald Trump named Gowdy as a possible nominee for Attorney General in a Trump cabinet.
2016 52 Years Old In the November 2016 election, Gowdy faces Democrat Chris Fedalei, a 26-year-old attorney who has never held elected office.
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