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Henry McMaster's Biography


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Post Office Box 2459
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465

State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Full Name:

Henry Dargan McMaster




Wife: Peggy; 2 Children: Henry Jr., Mary Rogers

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Columbia, SC

Home City:

Columbia, SC


First Presbyterian Church

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1974

JD, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1973

BA, History, University of South Carolina, 1969

Governor, State of South Carolina, 2017-present

Candidate, South Carolina State Governor, 2010, 2022

President, South Carolina State Senate, 2014-2017

Lieutenant Governor, State of South Carolina, 2014-2017

Attorney General, State of South Carolina, 2002-2011

Candidate, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor, 1990

Candidate, United States Senate, 1986

Attorney/Counselor at Law, Henry McMaster, 2011-present

Former Attorney, Tompkins and McMaster

Served, United States Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

Senior Advisor, University of South Carolina

Securities Commissioner of South Carolina, 2011

United States Attorney, District of South Carolina, 1981-1985

Served, United States Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, 1969-1975

Legislative Assistant, United States Senator Strom Thurmond, 1973-1974

Member, First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, present

Former Member, Board of Directors, South Carolina State Ports Authority

Member, Columbia Rotary Club

Former Member, Palmetto Health Foundation Board

Member, Saint Andrews Society

Former Member, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Chair/Member, South Carolina Policy Council, 1991-2003

Member, Republican National Committee, 1993-2002

Chair, South Carolina Republican Party, 1993-2002

Member, South Carolina Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, 1981-1985


1996, Order of the Palmetto
2004, named Public Servant of the Year, Sierra Club
2005, named National law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Humane Society of the United States

Father's Name:

John Gregg McMaster

Mother's Name:

Ida Dargan McMaster