Trey Gowdy is an American lawyer and former prosecutor. Previously working as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district, he finally declared in January 2018 that he'll solely focus on his legal career.
Apart from his amazing professional career, how many of you are aware of his personal life? Is he married? Who is his wife? We have all the details here!!
Trey Gowdy Is A Married Man!! Meet His Wife And Children
Many of you might know Trey Gowdy for his amazing career as an American attorney and politician but one barely knows about his personal life.
Gowdy is living a happy married life with his wife Terri Dillard Gowdy. She is an elementary school teacher in Spartanburg. She is a former Miss Spartanburg and second runner-up for Miss South Carolina.
The exact date when the two tied the knot is a mystery as the ceremony was definitely a secret one.
The couple has two children a son named Watson and a daughter Abigail. Sources say that Watson attended the Clemson University. Gowdy tends to keep his personal affairs far from the social media but the proud and loving dad created his Instagram posting an image of himself with his adorable daughter.
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The former federal prosecutor has maintained his personal life far from the media. Since there's no rumor about the two having an extra-marital affair or getting divorced we can assume that they are living a blissful conjugal life.
Trey Gowdy's Career
Gowdy started his legal career working as a clerk for John P. Gardner on the South Carolina Court of Appeals and federal judge George Ross Anderson Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
In 1994, he was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney. He left the United States Attorney's Office in 2000 to run for the 7th Circuit Solicitor.
He worked on the criminal cases including seven death penalty cases and appeared on TV shows including Dateline NBC and Forensic Files. He won the Postal Inspector's Award as he became successful in prosecuting one of America's Most Wanted suspect J. Mark Allen.
He dedicated himself on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
He started his career in Congress in 2009 challenging Republican U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis in the Republican primary for South Carolina's 4th congressional district.
He received the Defender of Economic Freedom award in 2012. The award is given to members of Congress having highest ranking throughout the year.
He signed the Contract from America that motivates congressional candidates to follow ten agenda including simplifying the tax system, reducing taxes, and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In January 2018, he announced that he won't go for re-election and focus on his legal career.
Trey Gowdy: Quick Facts
- Born on 22 August 1964 in Greenville, South Carolina to the family of Novalene (née Evans) and Harold Watson "Hal" Gowdy.
- He studied at Spartanburg High School.
- He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Baylor University.
- Later, he attended the University of South Carolina where he received his Juris Doctor.
- Previously, he worked at the community market and delivered a local newspaper as a teenager.
- He served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district.