and as the 29th United States ambassador to the United Nations for two years, from January 2017 to January 2019.
Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and earned an accounting degree from Clemson University.
She joined her family's clothing business, before serving as treasurer and president of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
First elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004, she served three terms.
Haley served as United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2018.