Governor Henry McMaster
Henry Dargan McMaster of Columbia ascended to become the
117th Governor of South Carolina on January 24, 2017.
The son of the late attorney and former State Representative
John Gregg McMaster and the late Ida Dargan McMaster, Governor
McMaster is married to Peggy McMaster, and they have two
children, Henry D. McMaster, Jr. and Mary Rogers McMaster.
As lieutenant governor, McMaster served as president of the South Carolina State Senate and headed the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging, which aids older adults with social, economic and health needs.
In that capacity, he added senior services to the 2-1-1 system, connecting callers wth support groups and services in their areas.
He also established a “Senior Day” at the State House and strengthened the network of “senior ride” projects.
AARP named McMaster a “Capitol Caregiver” for his policies to help seniors live independently at home.
McMaster was the last independently elected Lieutenant
Governor of South Carolina, and served as President of the
Senate for the duration of his term.
As attorney general, McMaster made prosecution of criminal
domestic violence a priority and harnessed the resources of law
enforcement and prosecutors to crack down on child Internet