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Name Traxler, William Byrd Jr.
City Greenville
State SC
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:

Traxler, William Byrd Jr.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Traxler, William Byrd Jr.
Born 1948 in Greenville, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Clyde H. Hamilton. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1992, and received commission on March 2, 1992. Service terminated on October 21, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 10, 1998, to a seat vacated by Donald Stuart Russell. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1998, and received commission on October 1, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2009-2016.

Education:
Davidson College, B.A., 1970
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve adjutant general, 1970-1978
Private practice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1973-1974
Office of the Solicitor, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Greenville County, South Carolina, 1975-1985; assistant solicitor, 1975-1978; deputy solicitor, 1978-1981; solicitor, 1981-1985
Resident judge, South Carolina Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1985-1992

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-MD-0003 : Oken v. Sizer
CJ-NC-0004 : Brown v. Beck
PC-MD-0006 : Duvall v. Glendening
SD-NC-0001 : Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Education


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