Clyde H. Hamilton
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Clyde H. Hamilton
Clyde Henry Hamilton
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

November 30, 1999
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

July 22, 1991 - November 30, 1999
George H. W. Bush
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Dennis Shedd
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

December 1, 1981 - July 31, 1991
Ronald Reagan
Robert F. Chapman
William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Personal details
Born
Clyde Henry Hamilton

(1934-02-08) February 8, 1934 (age 85)
Edgefield, South Carolina, U.S.
EducationWofford College (B.S.)
George Washington University Law School (J.D.)

Clyde Henry Hamilton (born February 8, 1934) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and a former United States District Court for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[1]

Education and career

Born in Edgefield, South Carolina, Hamilton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wofford College in 1956 and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 1961. He was in the United States Army as a Reserve Captain from 1956 to 1958. He was in private practice in Edgefield from 1961 to 1963, and in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 1963 to 1982.[2]

Federal judicial service

On November 13, 1981, Hamilton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina vacated by Judge Robert F. Chapman. Hamilton was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 24, 1981, and received his commission on December 1, 1981, serving until July 31, 1991.[2]

On June 12, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Hamilton for elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1991, and received his commission on July 22, 1991. He assumed senior status on November 30, 1999.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Justices and Judges of the United States Courts". The Office – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c "Hamilton, Clyde H. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Preceded by
Robert F. Chapman

1981-1991
Succeeded by
William Byrd Traxler Jr.
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089

1991-1999
Succeeded by
Dennis Shedd

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