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Name Hemphill, Robert Witherspoon
City Charleston
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 Sep 27, 2017:

Born May 10, 1915, in Chester, SC
Died December 25, 1983, in Chester, SC

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born May 10, 1915, in Chester, SC
Died December 25, 1983, in Chester, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of South Carolina
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 15, 1964, to a seat vacated by George B. Timmerman. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 1964, and received commission on April 30, 1964. Served as chief judge, 1964-1965. Service terminated on November 1, 1965, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 15, 1964, to a seat vacated by George B. Timmerman. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 1964, and received commission on April 30, 1964. Service terminated on November 1, 1965, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Reassigned on November 1, 1965, to a new seat authorized by 79 Stat. 951. Served as chief judge, 1979-1980. Assumed senior status on May 10, 1980. Service terminated on December 25, 1983, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1981-1983

Education:
University of South Carolina, A.B., 1936
University of South Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chester, South Carolina, 1938-1964
U.S. Army bomber pilot, Air Corps, 1941-1945
Solicitor, Sixth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1950-1956
State representative, South Carolina, 1947-1948
U.S. representative from South Carolina, 1957-1964


compress summary

Case(s) SD-SC-0003 : U.S. v. Calhoun County School District

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