Trey Gowdy’s decision to leave the Congress has received wide mixed feelings with many blaming it on his strained relations with Donald Trump. Nevertheless, the American attorney, politician and former federal prosecutor maintained that his work at the Congress was done.
Gowdy who is also a TV news personality was South Carolina’s 4th congressional district at the U.S. Representative, from 2011 to 2019. He is, however, best known for playing a leading role in most decisions taken in Congress. Aside from his professional career, one thing that may draw your attention to the American legal personality is his terrible hair cut. Read on to know more about the Congressman.
Who is Trey Gowdy?
The American attorney was born in Greenville, South Carolina as Harold Watson Trey Gowdy III. He is the son of Harold Watson “Hal” Gowdy, Jr, MD. and Novalena who had him on August 22, 1964, and raised him in Spartanburg. While growing up, Gowdy was a newspaper deliverer and a worker at a local community market. He attended Spartanburg High School and graduated in 1982 before moving to Baylor University for his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Trey also went to the University of South Carolina where he received his Juris Doctor.
Trey Gowdy began his legal career as a clerk at both the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the U.S District Court for South Carolina district. After a number of years in practice, he was in April 1994 appointed as Assistant United States Attorney. however, received his first award, the Postal Inspector’s Award, for successfully leading the prosecution of the “America’s Most Wanted” suspects, J. Mark Allen. In February 2000, Trey ran for the office of the 7th Circuit Solicitor and defeated Holman Gossett, the incumbent Solicitor and that began his political career. Trey maintained his position as the 7th circuit Solicitor in 2004 and 2008 as he was re-elected unopposed.
In 2010, he pushed further for a higher position. By June 2010, he was on his way to the Congress after defeating the incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Inglis. All through his tenure as a Congressman, his impact has been largely felt particularly in his representation of the South Carolina’s 4th congressional district. With over twenty-five years of public service and over seven years of service at South Carolina’s 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, Gowdy has gathered an excellent experience as well as reputation, including a mouth-watering net worth to take care of his retiring years.
Trey Gowdy’s Family Details
South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy is happily married to Terri (née Dillard) Gowdy who is a Teacher’s Aide in the Spartanburg School District. She was also a former Miss Spartanburg and second runner up for Miss South Carolina. The couple were reportedly married in 1989 and they are blessed with two children, Watson and Abigail.
Trey Gowdy’s son Watson was involved in a piece of bogus news on social media, on May 20, 2017. The news hoax which went viral on several blogs and social media platforms says that Gowdy’s 8-year-old son was found dead in a dumpster in Washington. The news was first carried by TheLastLineOfDefense.org, and it had “Worse than Hitler! Trey Gowdy’s son found in a Dumpster in D.C.! Murders are being questioned!” as its headline. The post went on to say that the boy disappeared from the Capitol building and was later found in a garbage bin close to Trump-owned hotel. Two male suspects, Hamil Lalahafa and Sanjay Gemtrapa were named to be questioned on the matter but that they later escaped from the U.S. Marshals. So far the news has been flagged as Fake News by social media platforms like Facebook as Gowdy and his family, including his son Watson, are doing well.
Why He Left Politics
The politically experienced personality with an excellent legal background Trey Gowdy had in the early months of 2018, announced his decision to retire from the Congress and, in fact, leave politics entirely.
Gowdy who is the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman and the tenth committee chairman to decide against reelection in 2018, related his desire to return to his former career in South Carolina where he considers himself “most successful”.
Among his reasons for vacating his seat in the Congress, Gowdy said he thinks he does not belong in the House and that he believes in fairness, facts and processes unlike the usual win-win ideology in politics. “There is a time to come and a time to go” when it comes to politics…Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system,” he said.
Although several other reasons has been given as to why he chooses to leave politics to return to the justice system in South Carolina, Gowdy would be joining dozens of other GOP lawmakers who would not be returning for a fresh tenure.
How Tall is Trey Gowdy?
Despite his age, Trey Gowdy is a fine looking man. As at 2019 when he plans to leave politics entirely, the legal personality is 5 ft 9 inches (175cm) tall. His other measurements cannot be found.