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TIMOTHY SCOTT (1965- )

TIMOTHY SCOTT (1965- )

 

U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Timothy Eugene Scott is the first black Republican elected to the Senate from the South since Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce served in that body representing Mississippi from 1876 to 1881. He is also the first black Republican senator elected since Edward Brooke represented Massachusetts in that body in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Before his appointment to the Senate post on December 17, 2012, Scott was a Congressman representing South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.  Elected during the 2010 midterm elections, he was also the first black Republican elected to the House of Representatives from South Carolina since George Washington Murray, who served in Congress from 1896 to 1897. To read more click here.