Tim Scott Parents And Siblings: Does Tim Scott Have Siblings? Meet Frances, Ben Scott Sr, And Ben Scott Jr, Who Is A Sergeant Major In The U.S. Army.
Timothy Eugene Scott is an American politician and businessman.
Since 2013, Scott has served as the junior United States senator for South Carolina. As a Republican, Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013.
As a Republican, Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013. He retained his seat after winning a special election in 2014. He was then elected for an entire term in the year 2016.
Scott got elected to the United States House of Representatives in the South Carolina’s 1st congressional district in 2010.
He served from 2011 until 2013. Scott was elected for one term (from 2009 until 2011) in the South Carolina General Assembly, and on the Charleston County council from 1996 to 2008.
Tim Scott Parents And Siblings: Meet Frances, Ben Scott Sr, And Ben Scott Jr, Who Is A Sergeant
Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, to Frances (a nurse assistant) and Ben Scott Sr. He was 7 years old when his parents divorced. His mother worked 16 hours a day to support her family, as he grew up in poverty.
His older brother, Ben Scott Jr, is his only sibling, and he is a sergeant major in the U.S. Army.
Scott is among eleven African-Americans who have served in the U.S. Senate, and the first African-American to serve in both chambers of Congress. He is the seventh African American who has been selected into the Senate, and is the fourth from the Republican Party.
He is the first African-American senator representing South Carolina, the first African-American senator to be elected from the Southern United States since 1881 (four years after the close of Reconstruction), and also being the very first African-American Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate since Edward Brooke left in 1979.