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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.

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

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

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

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

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, running, biking, tennis, music.

    Connections

    • 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
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    Born September 2, 1951
    (age 66)
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