Darlington, South Carolina , United States
|| February 26, 1957
Jun 24, 2019 08:02pm
Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Southern Baptist -
|Info||Entered the Republican Primary for US Senate on Feb 5, 2004. |
Official Campaign Biography
Lamar High School, 1975; Univ. of S. C. School of Law, 1983; attended Capitol Page School, Washington, D. C., 1975; Clemson Univ. Microbiology, 1976-78; studied at the Intl. Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, and in Theology and Law at the European Summer Program of the Simon Greenleaf School of Law; m. Mary Wood Payne, 3 children, Mary Hunter, Sarah Catherine, and David, Jr.; Chm., House Educ. and Public Works Com., 1989-90; Chm., S. C. Mining Council, 1985-86; Majority Leader, 1987-88; Chm., Joint Legis. Com. on Educ., 1987-; V. C., Joint Legis. Com. on Children, 1987-; mem.; Bd. of Trustees, Univ. of S. C., 1990-91; Bd. of Trustees, Francis Marion Coll., 1988-91; prev. serv. in House 1979-91; Speaker Pro Tempore, Jan. 10, 1991-92; elected Governor on Nov. 8, 1994.
Beasley was only 20 years old and in his junior year at Clemson when he ran for the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Beasley served as the youngest Speaker pro tempore and Majority Leader in the nation during his years in the South Carolina House of Representatives - 1979-1992.