SCOTT, Tim, A Senator and a Representative from South Carolina; born in North Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 19, 1965; attended Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C., 1983-1984; B.S., Charleston Southern University, Charleston, S.C., 1988; entrepreneur; Charleston County, S.C. council, 1995-2008; unsuccessful candidate for the South Carolina state senate in 1996; member of the South Carolina house of representatives, 2009-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress, and served from January 3, 2011, to January 2, 2013, when he resigned to become a U.S. Senator; appointed January 2, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James DeMint; appointment took effect upon his resignation from the House of Representatives on January 2, 2013; took the oath of office on January 3, 2013; subsequently elected as a Republican in 2014 in a special election; reelected in 2016, and again in 2022 for the term ending January 3, 2029.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Scott, Tim. America, a Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2022.

Scott, Tim. Opportunity Knocks: How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty. Ashland, Oregon: Hachette Book Group, 2020.

Scott, Tim. Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country. Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2018.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Rules
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