Trey Gowdy Biography
Trey Gowdy is an American journalist television news personality, former politician, and former federal prosecutor who served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district from the year 2011 to 2019. Gowdy grew up in Spartanburg, where, as a young man, he delivered newspapers for the local daily and worked at the community market.
Trey Gowdy Age
Gowdy is 56 years old as of 2020. He was born on August 22, 1964, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. He celebrates his birthday on August 22, every year.
Trey Gowdy Height
Gowdy stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Trey Gowdy Family
Gowdy was born as Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III in Greenville, South Carolina, the United States to Harold Watson “Hal” Gowdy Jr. MD, and Novalene Gowdy. Gowdy has three sisters: Laura, Caroline, and Elizabeth. He was, however, brought up in the city of Spartanburg a few far away.
Trey Gowdy Wife
Gowdy is happily married to Terri Gowdy, a former Miss Spartanburg and 2nd runner up for Miss South Carolina. The two are blessed with two children, a son Watson and a daughter Abigail. His wife is currently a first-grade teacher in the Spartanburg School District.
Trey Gowdy Children
Gowdy and his wife Terri Gowdy, have two children, a son Watson Gowdy and a daughter Abigail Gowdy.
Trey Gowdy Net Worth
Gowdy has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which he has earned through his career as a television news personality, former politician, and former federal prosecutor.
Trey Gowdy Salary
Gowdy earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Trey Gowdy Education
Gowdy graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1982 and from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in History (1986). Gowdy was a member of Kappa Omega Tau while at Baylor. Gowdy earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina (1989).
Trey Gowdy Career
Trey worked as a federal prosecutor in the District of South Carolina from 1994 to 2000, and then as the solicitor (district attorney) for South Carolina’s Seventh Judicial Circuit, which included Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, from 2000 to 2010.
From the year 2014 to 2016, Gowdy chaired the United States House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the year 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi which was partly responsible for discovering the existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Gowdy’s committee spent more than two and a half years and $7.8 million investigating the events surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack, ultimately finding no evidence of specific wrongdoing by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He pressed for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. From 2017, Gowdy chaired the House Oversight Committee. On January 31, 2018, Trey announced that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he intended to pursue a legal career instead of politics. Gowdy has since joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, and also joined Fox News as a contributor.
In October 2019, Gowdy announced he was joining President Donald Trump’s legal team and because of conflict of interest would no longer serve as a contributor to Fox News. However, Trey’s proposed move to join the lawyers defending Trump was scuttled a few days later over concerns that Gowdy would be acting in violation of anti-lobbying laws.
Trey Gowdy Legislation
Gowdy introduced the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 into the House on March 4, 2014. The bill would allow the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to sue the President of the United States in a federal district court to clarify a federal law (i.e., seek a declaratory judgment) if the executive branch fails to enforce the law. House Republicans argued that the bill was necessary because the Obama Administration refused to enforce the laws. H.R. 4138 was passed by the House but never became law.
Trey Gowdy Presidential politics
Republican nominee Donald Trump named Gowdy as a possible nominee for United States Attorney General in a Trump cabinet in July 2015. Gowdy endorsed Senator Marco Rubio for president in late December 2015, praising him as a rarity among elected officials for keeping campaign promises. Gowdy’s endorsement strained his relationship with Donald Trump’s campaign, with Trump claiming that Gowdy “failed miserably on Benghazi.”
Rubio dropped out of the race in March 2016, after Trump won his home state of Florida. On May 20, two months later, Gowdy endorsed Trump for president, admitting that while he was a “Rubio guy,” he would back the presumptive Republican nominee. After FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017, Gowdy was considered as a possible replacement. However, the veteran congressman told Attorney General Sessions that he wanted to keep his seat in Congress.
On December 1, 2017, the Congressional Office of Compliance announced that while Gowdy was serving as chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, a former congressional aide who claimed he was fired in part because he refused to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton (a charge later dropped) and because he was absent from the position while fulfilling an Air Force Reserve assignment reached a settlement with Congress and the House Employment Committee.
“I can confirm that my client is one person who brought a veterans status discrimination and retaliation suit against Congress and that the case settled on terms that were satisfactory to my client,” an attorney for the former aide said. Elise Viebeck of “PowerPost” claimed that Rep. Gowdy was responsible for the use of taxpayer funds to pay the claim against the government.
Is Trey Gowdy Related to Curt Gowdy
He has no relation with Curt Gowdy despite sharing similar last names.
Trey Gowdy Accident
According to social media rumors, Trey Gowdy was involved in an accident that resulted in face and nose injuries, but there is no substantial evidence that he has been in an accident in the last few years. Some people believe he had a nose job, which caused his nose to look slightly different than it did before.
Trey Gowdy Health Problems
He has no known health problems according to our findings after doing research on the topic. He is a very healthy man.
Trey Gowdy Website
Gowdy has a personal website called Trey Gowdy
Trey Gowdy Fox News
Gowdy joined Fox News as a contributor, in 2018 and was promoted in 2021 to host, first, Fox News Primetime, and then Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy. At the station he works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel