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Name Whaley, Richard Smith
City City not recorded
State State not recorded
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Whaley, Richard Smith
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Whaley, Richard Smith
Born July 15, 1874, in Charleston, SC
Died November 8, 1951, in Charleston, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on May 23, 1930, to a seat vacated by Samuel J. Graham. Confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 1930, and received commission on June 2, 1930. Service terminated on June 27, 1939, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 23, 1939, to a seat vacated by Fenton W. Booth. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1939, and received commission on June 27, 1939. Assumed senior status on July 9, 1947. Service terminated on November 8, 1951, due to death.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1897

Professional Career:
Private practice, Charleston, South Carolina, 1897-1913, 1921-1923
State representative, South Carolina, 1900-1913; speaker, 1907-1910
U.S. representative from South Carolina, 1913-1921
Chairman, District of Columbia Rent Commission, 1923-1925
Commissioner, Court of Claims, 1925-1930

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