Representing South Carolina’s 4th District, Trey Gowdy entered Congress with a commitment to the conservative principles that have guided him throughout his years in public service. At the core of those principles lies a firm belief in a limited government that inspires trust and demands accountability.
Trey has fought to uphold the Constitution, rein in the expanding scope of the federal government, and re-earn the trust of the American people.
Trey serves on Judiciary, Ethics, Oversight and Government Reform as well as chairing the Select Committee on Benghazi.
Trey graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982, Baylor University in 1986 with a degree in History, and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989 where he was a member of the scholastic honor society “Order of the Wig and Robe.” He clerked for judges on both the state and federal level and both the trial and appellate level.
Trey is a former federal prosecutor and a former state prosecutor having worked with law enforcement standing up for justice and the victims of crime for 16 years. He prosecuted the full range of criminal conduct including 7 death penalty trials. His cases include one of America’s Most Wanted and have been profiled on “Forensic Files”, “Court TV”, and other crime related shows.
Trey is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, and they have two children: Watson and Abigail. Terri is a 1st grade school teacher. Watson attends law school and Abigail attends college. The Gowdy family also includes two dogs: “Jury”and “Bailiff.”