Governor Henry McMaster
Henry Dargan McMaster of Columbia ascended to become the
117th Governor of South Carolina on January 24, 2017.
The son of the late attorney and former State Representative
John Gregg McMaster and the late Ida Dargan McMaster, Governor
McMaster is married to Peggy McMaster, and they have
two children, Henry D. McMaster, Jr. and Mary Rogers McMaster.
Prior to becoming governor, McMaster served two years as
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, eight years as Attorney
General of South Carolina and four years as U.S. Attorney for
McMaster was the last independently elected Lieutenant
Governor of South Carolina, and served as President of the
Senate for the duration of his term.
As attorney general, McMaster made prosecution of criminal
domestic violence a priority and harnessed the resources of law
enforcement and prosecutors to crack down on child Internet