Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1957 – Born on the 26th of February in Lamar, South Carolina.
1975 – Finished high school at Lamar High School, Darlington, South Carolina.
1976-1978 – Took up his college degree at Clemson University majored in Microbiology.
1979 – Served in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
1983 – Earned his J.D. from South Carolina School of Law.
1987-1988 – Became the Majority Leader.
– Chairman, Joint Legislative Commission on Education.
– Vice Chairman, Joint Legislative Commission on Children.
– Board of Trustees, Francis Marion College.
– Married to Mary Wood Payne Beasley.
1989 – Chairman, House Education and Public Works Commission.
1990-1991 – Board of Trustees, University of South Carolina.
– Speaker Pro Tempore started from 10th of January.
1995 – Governor of South Carolina, ushering in an era of unprecedented economic growth and a transformation of South Carolina government.
– Recipient of the Watchdog of the Taxpayers Award, South Carolina State Treasurer.
1996 – Received American Swiss Foundation Friendship Award.
1998 – Ran for a second term as Governor but was defeated by James H. Hodges.
1999 – Governor Beasley was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
2005 – Beasley serves as Chairman of the Board for the Center for Global Strategies, Ltd (CGS).