Alex Sanders (politician)

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Alex Sanders
Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals
In office
1983–1992
President of the College of Charleston
In office
1992–2001
President of the Charleston School of Law
Assumed office
2002
Personal details
Born Alexander Mullings Sanders, Jr.
(1939-09-29) September 29, 1939 (age 77)
Columbia, South Carolina
Spouse(s) Zoe Dutrow Sanders[1]
Alma mater University of South Carolina, University of Virginia
Occupation judge, lawyer, politician, academic administrator

Alexander Mullings "Alex" Sanders, Jr. (born September 29, 1939) is an American politician from the state of South Carolina. He is the former chief judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals (1983–1992)[2] and was the 19th President of the College of Charleston (1992–2001). In 2002, he was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant after the retirement of Strom Thurmond. He was defeated by the Republican candidate, U.S. Representative Lindsey Graham.[3][4]

Sanders was born in and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina[5] and attended AC Moore Elementary School, Hand Middle School, and Dreher High School. He received degrees from the University of South Carolina and the University of Virginia. He later taught in the Political Science Department at Harvard University.[6]

As one of five founders, Sanders has been the President of the Charleston School of Law since its founding in 2002.

Judge Sanders currently teaches courses in the Political Science Department at the College of Charleston.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iop.harvard.edu/alex-sanders
  2. ^ "Coming of Age: The South Carolina Court of Appeals". South Carolina Court of Appeals. Archived from the original on 26 February 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.)". WhoRunsGov. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Election '02 Campaign Spotlight No. 9". U.S. Department of State's Office of International Information Programs. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Alex Sanders". Harvard University Institute of Politics. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Department of Political Science - College of Charleston". Retrieved 26 June 2012.