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Trey Gowdy

Politician
Male
Born Aug 22, 1964

Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III is the U.S. Representative for . He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg. Before his election to Congress, he was the solicitor for the state's Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. From 1994 to 2000, he was a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office in South Carolina.… Read More

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  • Republicans Avoid Tough Vote On Koskinen – For Now
    Fox News - 11 days ago
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Fbi Gave Immunity To The Trigger Man
    Fox News - Sep 09, 2016
  • U.S. House Panel Approves Benghazi Report After Two Year Probe
    Yahoo News - Jul 08, 2016
  • Gop Investigator: 'nothing Could Have Affected What Occurred In Benghazi
    CNN - May 17, 2016

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born on August 22, 1964.

TEENAGE

1982 17 Years Old Gowdy was born in Greenville, but currently calls Spartanburg home. He is the son of Novalene (née Evans) and Dr. Harold Watson "Hal" Gowdy, Jr. Trey graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982.

TWENTIES

1986 21 Years Old He earned a B.A. in history from Baylor University in 1986 and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989.
1994 29 Years Old Following law school, he clerked for the late John P. Gardner on the South Carolina Court of Appeals and United States District Court Judge Ross Anderson. He then went into private practice before becoming a federal prosecutor in April 1994. … Read More

THIRTIES

2000 35 Years Old In February 2000, he left the United States Attorney’s Office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor. … Read More
2004 39 Years Old He was reelected in 2004 and 2008, both times completely unopposed. … Read More

FORTIES

2009 44 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 45 Years Old In the June 2010 primary, Gowdy ranked first getting 39% of the vote, short of the 50% majority threshold to win outright and avoid a run-off. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Gowdy considers himself to be a true conservative. In August 2011 during the 2011 United States debt ceiling crisis, Gowdy opposed the Speaker John Boehner’s debt limit bill, and he voted against the final debt ceiling agreement.
Roll Call rated his district as Safe Republican in 2012.
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