Mary Geiger Lewis

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Mary Lewis
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 20, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Henry Floyd
Personal details
Born (1958-12-18) December 18, 1958 (age 56)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater Clemson University
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Mary Geiger Lewis (born December 18, 1958) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Early life and education[edit]

Lewis was born on December 18, 1958, in Columbia, South Carolina.[1] She received a Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1984, graduating Order of the Coif.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Lewis worked as a law clerk to South Carolina Judge Owens Taylor Cobb, Jr. from 1984 to 1985. From 1985 to 2012 she worked at Lewis & Babcock, LLP, starting as an associate in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1987.[4]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Representative Jim Clyburn recommended Lewis to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina that was created by the elevation of Judge Henry Franklin Floyd to the Fourth Circuit.[5] On March 16, 2011, President Barack Obama formally nominated Lewis to the District of South Carolina.[2]

On February 15, 2012, Lewis received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On March 8, 2012, the Judiciary Committee reported her nomination to the floor of the Senate in an 11-6 vote.

On June 18, 2012, the Senate confirmed Geiger's nomination by a vote of 64 ayes to 27 nays.[6] She received her commission on June 20, 2012.[7]

Personal[edit]

Lewis and her husband, A. Camden Lewis, have two children.[5]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Floyd
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
2012–present
Incumbent