Henry McMaster

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Henry McMaster
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (cropped).jpg
117th Governor of South Carolina
Assumed office
January 24, 2017
LieutenantKevin L. Bryant
Pamela Evette
Preceded byNikki Haley
91st Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 14, 2015 – January 24, 2017
GovernorNikki Haley
Preceded byYancey McGill
Succeeded byKevin L. Bryant
Attorney General of South Carolina
In office
January 15, 2003 – January 12, 2011
GovernorMark Sanford
Preceded byCharlie Condon
Succeeded byAlan Wilson
Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party
In office
May 1994 – May 2001
Preceded byBarry Wynn
Succeeded byKaton Dawson
Personal details
Born
Henry Dargan McMaster

(1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 72)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia (BA, JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1969–1975
UnitUnited States Army Reserve
Battles/warsVietnam War

Henry Dargan McMaster (born May 27, 1947) is an American politician. He is the 117th and current Governor of South Carolina since January 24, 2017.

He last served as the 91st Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from 2015 to 2017, as well as Attorney General of South Carolina from 2003 to 2011. From 1981 to 1985, McMaster served as United States Attorney, where he was best known for investigating South Carolina marijuana smugglers in Operation Jackpot. McMaster served on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and chaired the South Carolina Republican Party from 1993 to 2002.

McMaster succeeded to the office of Governor of South Carolina when Nikki Haley resigned as governor to become the Ambassador to the United Nations.

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