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Name Perry, Matthew James Jr.
City Columbia
State SC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born August 3, 1921, in Columbia, SC
Died July 29, 2011, in Columbia, SC

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

Born August 3, 1921, in Columbia, SC
Died July 29, 2011, in Columbia, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 5, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 19, 1979, and received commission on September 20, 1979. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1995. Service terminated on July 29, 2011, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Military Appeals (now U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces), 1976-1979

Education:
Colored Normal Industrial & Mechanical College of S. Car. (now S. Car. State U.), B.S., 1948
South Carolina State School of Law, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1951-1961
Private practice, Columbia, South Carolina, 1961-1976


compress summary

Case(s) NH-SC-0002 : U.S. v. South Carolina
SD-SC-0003 : U.S. v. Calhoun County School District
SD-SC-0005 : Brunson v. Board of Trustees of Clarendon County

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