Trey Gowdy

Solicitor from United States of America

Trey Gowdy Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III (born August 22, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district. 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 (district attorney) for the state's Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. 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. 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. 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. He was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects. In February 2000, he left the United States Attorney’s Office to run  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Terri Gowdy

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party


Institution From To
University of South Carolina
Baylor University
University of South Carolina School of Law

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