Terri Gowdy is the lovely wife of congressman, Trey Gowdy; her husband currently serves as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district.
Her husband was born Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III on August 22, 1964, in Greenville, South Carolina. The republican has been recognized statewide for his commitment to victim’s rights, drunken driving enforcement, and nationally for excellence in death penalty prosecutions.
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”.
From 1994 to 2000, he was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina. For 6 years as a federal prosecutor, Trey prosecuted the full range of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child ****ography cases, and the murder of a federal witness.
Prior to his arrival to congress, Gowdy was the district attorney for the state’s Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. In these capacities he led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 total employees. During his tenure, he started a Violence Against Women Task Force, a Worthless Check Program, enhanced and expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.
The former federal and state prosecutor, was named as the Chairman of the “House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi” in May of 2014. Gowdy also serves on the House Committees on Ethics, Oversight and Government Reform, and Judiciary, where he also serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Terri Gowdy was born Terri Dillard. She is a former beauty queen pageant contestant. Lovely Terri Gowdy is the former Miss Spartanburg and 2nd runner up for Miss South Carolina.
Terri Gowdy is the daughter of late, Frank Dillard and his wife of 52-years, Pat. Her father was an Army veteran and longtime member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. He served as Spartanburg County Councilman and died in 2010, aged 80.
Leaving the beauty pageants behind, Terri Gowdy opted for a more conventional path becoming a teacher’s aide, she currently works at the Spartanburg School District. Terri Gowdy assists in the first grade at Anderson Mill Elementary.
She is also the mother of the couple’s two college age children, son Watson and daughter, Abigail. Watson attends the Washington and Lee University School of Law and Abigail attends the University of South Carolina.
The Gowdys are fans of dogs, the family also includes their two pets “Jury” and “Bailiff.”