Former U. S. Ambassador to Canada who was a lawyer for over three decades. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives for 25 years.
He attended Clemson University on a tennis scholarship.
He was speaker in the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he played a major role in the ban on video gambling.
He and his wife Susan have two sons.
He was made the U.S. Ambassador to Canada during the presidency of George W Bush.