Clyde H. Hamilton
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit|
July 22, 1991 – November 30, 1999
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Dennis Shedd|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina|
December 1, 1981 – July 22, 1991
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Robert Chapman|
|Succeeded by||William Traxler|
February 8, 1934 |
Edgefield, South Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||Wofford College
George Washington University
Born in Edgefield, South Carolina, Hamilton received a B.S. from Wofford College in 1956 and a J.D. from 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.
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 Robert 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.
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.
- Clyde H. Hamilton at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit