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Trey Gowdy Wife: Who Is Terri Gowdy? Her Age, Net Worth

Terri Gowdy is the wife of former Congressman from South Carolina and Fox News host, Trey Gowdy. Find out about their marriage, their children, her family, and her job & net worth.

We attempt to cover it all here so learn more about Terri Gowdy as you scroll down this article.

Meet Terri Gowdy, Trey Gowdy Wife

Terri Gowdy is the wife of an American television news personality, former politician, and former federal prosecutor who served as the U.S. representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district from 2011 to 2019. They reportedly met through a youth church group. The happily married couple exchanged their wedding vows on 3 August 1989.

On their 28th anniversary, Trey wished Terri their anniversary via a tweet and a picture of his wife. He wrote: “Happy Anniversary to the best person I have ever known and the best thing to ever happen to me – 28 years ago today.”

On Mother’s Day 2017, Trey also wished, “Happy Mothers Day to all of the mothers who have impacted my life for the better – especially my own momma and my wife. Thank you for making the world go round.”

Trey and Terri are parents to two children: Harold Watson Gowdy IV and Abigail Anderson Gowdy.

Watson graduated from Clemson University (2015) and Washington and Lee School of Law (2018). He is currently working as a realtor at Keller Williams Realty.

Abigail graduated from the University of South Carolina (2018) and graduated from law school (2021). She worked as a law clerk at

In 2000, while Trey was still a rookie federal prosecutor, he first approached his wife Terri with a political proposal. He intended to seek election as the 7th Circuit’s solicitor, which includes Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. He had never run for the government before, and their young children, ages 3 and 7, were both young.

“It blew my mind,” Terri said.

Terri didn’t anticipate her husband would receive death threats or that they would all experience a very genuine sense of evil invading their lives when he was elected, likewise startling the 16-year incumbent.

She was pushing their son on a swing in the backyard one day when two police officers began to circle their home. They had arrived to watch after the family in a protective capacity after Gowdy received threats. Police occasionally remained at their house. Federal marshals set up camp for a few weeks.

Then there was the man who kept appearing at the neighborhood courtroom and insisted he had to speak with her husband. He claimed to know where Gowdy’s kids attended school after being rejected. He would instead go there. Terri was at the school, and their kids attended classes. Police discovered the man close to the building while the school was on lockdown.

Terri Gowdy Age

Born in September 1961, as of Jan 2023, Terri Gowdy is 61 years old.

Terri Gowdy Family

Terri Gowdy is the daughter of Frank Edwin Dillard and Patricia Slemons Dillard.

Frank, born on April 24, 1930, in Spartanburg, SC, to Clarence Edwin and Sue Cobb Dillard, was a 1947 graduate of Spartanburg High School and a 1953 graduate of Wofford College.

Frank was employed with Draper and Rockwell International for over 30 years and was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Dillard was a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg where he was a deacon for 41 years, a member of the Fellowship Class, and a former sanctuary choir member. He was a former member of the Spartanburg County Council and a past member of the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees.

Frank died at the age of 80 on 4 July 2010 surrounded by his family and friends.

Terri’s mom, Patricia was born to Enoch James and Tommy Lucile Miller Slemons on 6 April 1938. Pat grew up in Spartanburg, graduating from Spartanburg High School and Converse College where she earned a BA in Music Education and a Masters in Piano Performance. She taught music and served as the head of the Music Department at Spartanburg Day School for 34 years. She spent 49 years working with the Spartanburg Little Theater, beginning as the accompanist at age 16 and eventually becoming the Musical Director.

Patricia taught piano privately for over 50 years. Sadly, She passed away on 17 July 2016 at the age of 78.

Terri has a brother named the Rev. Britt Dillard and his wife Canella of Spartanburg.

What Job Does Terri Gowdy Do For A Living?

Terri Gowdy is an elementary school teacher. She is affiliated with Spartanburg County School District Six. Most recently, she was a teacher at Anderson Mills Elementary School. Furthermore, she was hailed as Teacher of the Year 2019-2020.

She competed in a number of beauty pageants as a young girl and earned titles including Miss Spartanburg. She had previously finished as the Miss South Carolina second runner-up.

Terri Gowdy Net Worth

In 2022, Terri Gowdy’s net worth should be above $400 thousand.

Terri Gowdy Height

Based on her pictures, Terri Gowdy stood tall above the height of 5’7”.

Related FAQs

  • What Is Terri Gowdy Maiden Name?

The maiden name of Terri Gowdy is Dillard. She was born Terri Humphries Dillard.

  • When Is Terri Gowdy Birthday?

Terri Gowdy celebrates her birthday on 11 September.

  • Is Terri Gowdy On Instagram?

Terri Gowdy is not on Instagram or Facebook.

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