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GOWDY, Trey (1964-)

GOWDY, TREY, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., August 22, 1964; graduated from Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, S.C., 1982; B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1986; J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, S.C., 1989; lawyer, private practice; clerk, South Carolina Court of Appeals; clerk, United States District Court; assistant U. S. attorney, district of South Carolina, 1994-2000; solicitor, Seventh Judicial Circuit, 2001-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2019); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018; chair, Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress); chair, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (One Hundred Fifteenth Congress).

  • Gowdy, Trey. Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade. New York: Crown Forum, 2020.
  • Gowdy, Trey. Start, Stay, or Leave: The Art of Decision Making. New York: Crown Forum, 2023.
  • Gowdy, Trey and Scott, Tim. Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale Momentum, 2018.