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Nikki Haley Biography

Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and governor of South Carolina


Candidacy announced: Apr. 25, 2023

Federal Election Committee (FEC) financial data

Source: South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley

Personal Life

Full Name: Nimarata Nikki Haley (née Randhawa)

Birthdate: Jan. 20, 1972

Birthplace: Bamberg, South Carolina

Marital Status: married to William Michael Haley, commissioned officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard and president of Stand for America, a policy and media organization founded by Nikki Haley




Career, Education, & Publications

Career Highlights:

  • Board of Trustees Member, Clemson University, Oct. 2021-present
  • Founder, Stand for America, 2018-present
  • Board Member, Boeing, Feb. 2019-Mar. 2020
  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), 2017-2018
  • Governor, South Carolina, 2011-2017
  • State Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives, 2005-2011


  • BS, accounting, Clemson University, 1994

Select Publications:

  • If You Want Something Done: Leadership Lessons from Bold Women, 2022
  • A Better Blueprint for International Organizations: Advancing American Interests on the Global Stage, 2021
  • With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace, 2019
  • Can’t Is Not an Option: My American Story, 2012

Internet & Social Media Presence

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