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Tim Scott
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United States Senator
from South Carolina
Assumed office
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
In office
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
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Tom Dantzler
Succeeded by Bill Crosby
Member of the Charleston County Council
from the 3rd district
In office
February 8, 1995 – January 3, 2009
Preceded by R. Keith Summey
Succeeded by Elliott Summey
Personal details
Born (1965-09-19)September 19, 1965
North Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Republican
Alma mater Presbyterian College
Charleston Southern University
Occupation Politician

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.

Political Positions

Civil Rights

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.

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