1. Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III was born on Aug. 22, 1964, in Greenville, South Carolina. He was born to Novalene and Harold Watson Gowdy Jr. and was the only boy among the family’s four children.
2. As a teenager in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he worked at the local market and delivered Herald-Journal newspapers.
3. He attended Spartanburg High School and received his bachelor’s degree in history from Baylor University in 1986. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989.
4. Gowdy is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, an elementary school teacher in Spartanburg. They have two children, Abigail and Watson.
5. He clerked for state and federal judges before becoming a federal prosecutor in 1994, during which he won the Postal Inspector’s Award and received the highest performance ratings two years in a row. He was a federal prosecutor for six years.
6. In 2000, Gowdy was elected prosecutor for the 7th Judicial Circuit. He was re-elected in 2004 and 2008.
7. Due to the high-profile cases he prosecuted, his family was often threatened and required special security.
8. He was elected to the U.S. House in 2010 and has served on several panels, including the Education and the Workforce Committee, the Ethics Committee, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Judiciary Committee.
9. Gowdy led the House special committee on Benghazi and was the person who announced in 2015 that Hillary Clinton had wiped her email server clean.
10. Trey’s got some moves …Dancing with the Spartanburg Stars…