David Beasley

American politician, UN official and 113th Governor of South Carolina

David Muldrow Beasley (born February 26, 1957) is an American politician. He was the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme.[1] He is a member of the Republican Party and was the 113th governor of South Carolina from 1995 until 1999.

Beasley in 2011

Beasley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995. He was a Democrat before becoming a Republican in 1991.

Beasley was born in Darlington, South Carolina. He is married to Mary Wood Payne. He lives in Rome, Lazio, Italy.


  1. "Executive Director". Archived from the original on May 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2021.

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