U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy represents South Carolina’s 4th District with a resolute commitment to the conservative principles that have guided him throughout his years in public service. Representative Gowdy serves on the House Committees on Intelligence, Ethics, Education, and Judiciary Oversight and Government Reform. In these capacities, Representative Gowdy has fought to highlight facts, uphold the Constitution, rein in the ever-expanding scope of the federal government, and restore America’s trust with a renewed spirit of honesty, fairness, and reason.
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.”
For 6 years as a federal prosecutor, Trey prosecuted the full range of federal crimes, including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. As 7th Circuit Solicitor, Trey started a Violence Against Women Task Force and a Worthless Check Program, enhanced and expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers to break the cycle of addiction.
He has been recognized statewide for his commitment to victim’s rights and drunken driving enforcement and nationally for excellence in death penalty prosecutions.
Trey is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, and they have two children: Watson and Abigail. The Gowdy family also includes two dogs: “Jury” and “Bailiff.”