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Jim DeMint (James Warren DeMint)

Jim DeMint, United States Senator from South Carolina. Named Executive of Year, Professional Secretaries International; recipient Friend of Seniors award, 60 Plus Association, Hero of Taxpayer award, American Tax Reform, Taxpayer Friend award, National Taxpayer Union, Defender of Private Property award.


  • DeMint, Jim was born on September 2, 1951 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Eugene and Betty (Rawlings) Batson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Communications, University Tennessee, 1973. Master of Business Administration, Clemson University, South Carolina, 1979.


    • Senior sales representative Scott Paper Company, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1973-1975. Writer Henderson Advertising, Greenville, 1975-1981. Vice president Leslie Advertising, 1981-1983.

      President, Chief Executive Officer DeMint Marketing Group, since 1983. Member United States Congress from 4th South Carolina District, 1999—2005. United States Senator from South Carolina, since 2005.


    • Author: Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism, 2009.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Chairman Greenville Vocational Rehabilitation Center, 1986, Mitchell Road Christian Academy, 1988. Member of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Rotary.



    Sailing, running, biking, tennis, music.


    • Married Deborah Henderson, November 6, 1961. Children: Jake, Ginger, Timothy, Donna.
    • father: Thomas Eugene Batson
    • mother: Betty (Rawlings) Batson
    • spouse: Deborah Henderson
    • children: Jake DeMint
    • Ginger DeMint
    • Timothy DeMint
    • Donna DeMint
    Jim DeMint
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    Born September 2, 1951
    (age 66)