Henry Dargan McMaster is an American politician of the Republican party currently serving as the 117th Governor of South Carolina. He is also an attorney and has formerly worked as a federal prosecutor, in private practice for U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond. McMaster has served the United States Army Reserve.
Who is Henry McMaster’s wife?
Gov. Henry McMaster’s wife’s name is Peggy McMaster. The two tied the knot in 1978, and have been married for almost 40 years. They have two adult children together. Her Twitter handle @1stLadySC reads, “Wife of SC Governor @henrymcmaster. Mother. Advocate for victims of domestic violence. Red Cross & Pawmetto Lifeline board member. Fitness, fashion & gardening.”
The First Lady’s early life and education
Peggy McMaster was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended the Spartanburg Junior College and has a degree in business administration and fashion from the University of South Carolina.
Peggy McMaster’s career
Peggy became the First Lady of South Carolina when Henry McMaster was sworn in as the Governor of South Carolina on January 27, 2017. She currently serves as a board member for numerous organisations including American Red Cross, Pawmetto Lifeline, and as the Honorary Chair for the Fisher House (SC) Capital Campaign.
Politics aside, Peggy is also an active member of the Presbyterian Church, and has formerly served as president for the Women of the Church of First Presbyterian, Columbia, S.C. Mrs. McMaster also actively participates in social services and is a current member of the Columbia Garden Club. She devotes a large chunk of her time to serving meals to the homeless at Transitions and is also involved with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office in combating human trafficking.
Governor McMaster’s Net Worth
Henry McMaster’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $500,000. His main source of income is through the salary as Governor of South Carolina which is $106,078, annually.
McMaster also co-owns several properties with his wife including houses and rental apartments in the Columbia area. One of their properties is the McCord House, constructed in 1849, which was used as a Union headquarters during the Civil War.
Henry McMaster’s personal info
McMaster was born on May 27, 1947, in Columbia, South Carolina, to John Gregg and Ida Dargan, and is 74 years old. He married Peggy Anderson in 1978, and has two children with her. He and his family are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
Henry McMaster’s early life, education and career
McMaster was born and raised in South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1969, with a bachelor’s degree in history. In 1973, he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
McMaster’s political career started in 1981, when he became the United States attorney on 21st May, 1981, upon being recommended by Thurmond. McMaster went on to become the Attorney General of South Carolina until 2010, when he ran for the Governor elections. Even though he finished third, McMaster managed to become the South Carolina Ports Authority through an endorsement deal with a front-runner, Nikki Haley.
McMaster assumed the office of Governor of South Carolina on January 24, 2017, when Haley resigned from the post. He was inaugurated at the age of 69, making him the oldest person ever to be appointed as Governor of South Carolina.