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Harry F. Cato

Harry F. Cato, American former state legislator. Named to Legislator of Year, Manufactured Housing Institute, 1997, South Carolina Optometric Association, 1997; recipient Appreciation award, Slater-Marietta Health & Human Service, 1996, award, National Federation Indiana Business, 1996, Guardian Small Business. Member of Blue Ridge Puritan.


  • Cato, Harry F. was born on May 22, 1958 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Lloyd R. Cato and Christine B. Cato.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1980.


    • Manager Cato Transportation Supply Inc., since 1978. City councilman City of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, 1986—1990, mayor pro tempore., 1988—1990. Member District 17 South Carolina House of Representatives, 1991—2011, speaker pro tempore, chairman labor, commerce and industry committee, 1994—2008.


    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.


    Member of Blue Ridge Puritan.


    • Married Toni Anne Bridgeman, 1982. Children: James Franklin, Christopher Michael.
    • father: Lloyd R. Cato
    • mother: Christine B. Cato
    • spouse: Toni Anne Bridgeman
    • children: James Franklin Cato
    • Christopher Michael Cato
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    Born March 22, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1980
      Clemson University
    • 1978
      Manager, Cato Transportation Supply Incorporated
    • 1986 - 1990
      city councilman City of Travelers Rest
      South Carolina, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      city councilman City of Travelers Rest
    • 1991 - 2011
      member, District 17 South Carolina House of Representatives