Dennis Shedd

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Dennis Shedd
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 26, 2002
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Clyde Hamilton
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
October 30, 1990 – November 26, 2002
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Karen Henderson
Succeeded by Henry Floyd
Personal details
Born (1953-01-28) January 28, 1953 (age 61)
Cordova, South Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater Wofford College
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Georgetown University

Dennis Wayne Shedd (born January 28, 1953 in Cordova, South Carolina) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Background[edit]

Shedd received his B.A. from Wofford College, his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and an L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He went on to become chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary while in the employ of Senator Strom Thurmond. He moved to South Carolina to practice law in 1988. During that time, he served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. President George H.W. Bush nominated Shedd on October 17, 1990 to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina . Shedd was confirmed and then received commission on October 30, 1990. He served as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina until his appointment to the Fourth Circuit.

Fourth Circuit nomination and confirmation[edit]

Shedd was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001 and confirmed 55-44 by the United States Senate on November 19, 2002. Shedd was the second judge nominated to the Fourth Circuit by Bush and confirmed by the Senate.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Karen Henderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1990–2002
Succeeded by
Henry Floyd
Preceded by
Clyde Hamilton
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
2002–present
Incumbent