Cameron McGowan Currie

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Cameron McGowan Currie
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
October 3, 2013
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
March 11, 1994 – October 3, 2013
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Falcon Black Hawkins, Jr.
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
In office
1984–1986
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
Florence, South Carolina
Education University of South Carolina B.A.
George Washington University Law School J.D.

Cameron McGowan Currie (born 1948) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Florence, South Carolina, Currie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 1970 and a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 1975. She was a law clerk to United States Magistrate Arthur L. Burnett of the District of Columbia from 1973 to 1974. She was in private practice in Washington, D.C., from 1975 to 1978. She was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1978 to 1980, and for the District of South Carolina from 1980 to 1984.

Currie was a United States Magistrate for the District of South Carolina from 1984 to 1986, returning to private practice in Columbia, South Carolina from 1986 to 1989. She was also an Adjunct professor of law, University of South Carolina Law Center from 1986 to 1989. She was a Chief deputy state attorney general of Office of the State Attorney General, South Carolina from 1989 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 27, 1994, Currie was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina vacated by Falcon Black Hawkins, Jr.. Currie was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1994, and received her commission on March 11, 1994. She took senior status on October 3, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Falcon Black Hawkins, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1994–2013
Vacant