Tim Scott Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood and Early Life
American politician Tim Scott was born Timothy Eugene Scott on the 19 September 1965 in North Charleston, South Carolina to Ben and Frances Scott. His parents divorced when he was seven years old, and his father was in the US Air Force based in Colorado. His mother, a nurse’s aide, raised her children on her own. Scott was in high school and working part-time when the owner of the business, John Moniz, convinced him to use his academic ability and intelligence to succeed in life.
Tim Scott graduated from high school and won a partial football scholarship to Presbyterian College. He then transferred to Charleston Southern University, where he studied political science, obtaining a BA in 1988.
Rise to Fame
As a businessman Tim Scott found success, owning an insurance company, Tim Scott Allstate Insurance Compay. He was also a partner in the Pathway Real Estate group.
In 1995, Tim Scott was elected to the Charleston County Council and served until 2008. He was elected to the South Caroline House of Representatives in 2008 and 2010; he won a seat in the US House of Representatives. He was appointed to the US Senate in 2012 and made history by becoming the first southern African-American senator since the late 1800s. In 2014, he was re-elected.
As a conservative, Tim Scott opposed most of the policies of President Barack Obama. He was active in seeking to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), he is also opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion rights. In October 2018, Scott issued a statement confirming that he had voted for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be appointed to the US Supreme Court.
Tim Scott is an Evangelical Christian. He is not married.