Tim Scott facts for kids
|United States Senator
from South Carolina
January 3, 2013
Serving with Lindsey Graham
|Preceded by||Jim DeMint|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1th district
January 3, 2011 – January 2, 2013
|Preceded by||Henry Brown|
|Succeeded by||Mark Sanford|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 117th district
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Tom Dantzler|
|Succeeded by||Bill Crosby|
|Member of the Charleston County Council
from the 3rd district
February 8, 1995 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||R. Keith Summey|
|Succeeded by||Elliott Summey|
September 19, 1965|
North Charleston, South Carolina
|Alma mater||Presbyterian College
Charleston Southern University
Timothy Eugene Scott (born September 19, 1965) is an American politician. On January 3, 2013, he became the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina. He was in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013.
Scott was born on September 19, 1965 in North Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Presbyterian College. Scott graduated from Charleston Southern University. He is unmarried. He is the only African-American senator as of the 115th United States Congress. More specifically, he is the first African-American senator since Edward Brooke, of Massachusetts, in the 1970s.
Scott is a Republican, and conservative overall, but has a liberal stance on civil rights for African-Americans.
Scott was in 2017 one of 22 senators sending a letter to Donald Trump asking him to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He is a lobbyist for oil/gas/coal interests, having received over $54,000 from them since 2012.
Images for kids
Scott meets with Judge Brett Kavanaugh in July 2018
Scott with Judge Amy Coney Barrett in September 2020
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