Henry Dargan McMaster is an American politician serving as 117th governor of South Carolina since 2017. He is an attorney by profession born on May 27, 1947 also a member of the Republican Party. He succeeded Nicky Haley as governor following the former’s resignation on January 24, 2017.
This article will look into the net worth of Henry McMaster, his earnings together with his wife’s earnings, his salary as a governor, along with other details like his political career, his biography, education and his early life as a young boy growing up in South Carolina and his wife Peggy McMaster and their children.
Henry McMaster Net Worth: How Much is he Worth?
Henry McMaster’s net worth in 2022-23 is estimated to be $106,078. He along with his wife earn approx.$1.7 million from their 16 rental residences on premises of University of South Carolina and other family businesses including beach property on Pawley’s Island.
Henry McMaster Biography and Career
Henry Dargan McMaster is serving as the 117th governor of South Carolina since 2017. Before he served as the 91st lieutenant governor of South Carolina from 2015 to 2017 under Nicky Haley and took his post when Nicky resigned to become the United States ambassador to United nations on January 24, 2017.
He was also chairman of South Carolina Republican Party from 1993 to 2002 after which he was elected Attorney General of South Carolina in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. In 2010, he ran for governor but lost to Nicky Hailey who appointed him to Ports Authority South Carolina in 2011. He won a re-election in 2022 against Democratic nominee Joe Cunningham.
Henry McMaster Early Life
Henry McMaster was born to Ida Dargan McMaster and John Gregg in Columbia South Carolina on May 27,1947. He earned himself a bachelors degree in history from University of South Carolina in 1969. Later in 1973 he graduated from South Carolina School of Law and was admitted to Richland County Bar Association of South Carolina.
He also served in United States Army Reserves and received an honorable discharge in 1975. McMaster practiced law for 29 years both as federal prosecutor and in private practice representing his clients in state and federal courts.
President Ronald Reagan appointed him as United States Attorney for the District of Carolina. He headed the South Carolina Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee from 1981 to 1985, during which period he created a drug task force Operation Jackpot to investigate South Carolina marijuana smugglers.
As governor he signed a bill into law on Feb 18, 2021 banning most abortions. However he said he would sign any legislation that would allow anyone to purchase and carry a gun without state permit if the General Assembly passed it. In 2006 as Attorney General he successfully led the fight to ban same sex marriage in South Carolina.
Henry McMaster Wife
McMaster has been married to Peggy McMaster ( Anderson) since 1978. They have two adult children and live in Columbia, South Carolina. The family also owns an English Bulldog called Mac. The family attends the First Presbyterian Church.
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