Tom Davis and his wife, Reid, reside in Beaufort, South Carolina, with their three daughters, Elizabeth (student at Clemson University), Grace and Claire.
Sen. Davis obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in 1982, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1985, graduating with highest honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif.
He has practiced law in Beaufort at the law firm of Harvey & Battey, P.A., since 1985.
He has served as a board member of the Beaufort County Planning Board, Lowcountry Council of Governments, Historic Beaufort Foundation, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority and the South Carolina States Ports Authority.
As a member of the Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project Office, Sen. Davis led the State of South Carolina’s successful negotiations with the State of Georgia in regard to the two states developing collaboratively a new port on the Savannah River in Jasper County.
From 2003 to 2008, Sen. Davis served in the office of the Governor of the State of South Carolina as a senior policy advisor, deputy chief of staff and chief of staff.
On November 4, 2008, Mr. Davis was elected State Senator for South Carolina Senate District 46 (portions of Beaufort and Jasper Counties), and he serves on the following committees: Finance; Banking and Insurance; Labor, Commerce and Industry; Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Medical Affairs.