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About the Governor

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.

Prior to becoming governor, McMaster served two years as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, eight years as Attorney General of South Carolina and four years as U.S. Attorney for South Carolina.

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 predators...